Immigrant Medicine

ISBN-10: 0323034543

ISBN-13: 9780323034548

Edition: 2007

Authors: Patricia Frye Walker, Elizabeth Day Barnett, Elizabeth D. Barnett, Elizabeth D. Barnett

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IMMIGRANT MEDICINE is the first single-volume, comprehensive guide to caring for immigrant patient populations. Edited by two of the best known contributors to the growing cannon of information about immigrant medicine and written by a geographically-diverse collection of experts, this book synthesizes the most practical and clinically-relevant information and presents it in an easy-to-access format. An invaluable reference for front-line clinicians and other healthcare professionals, public health officials and policy makers, Immigrant Medicine is destined to become the benchmark reference in this emerging field. Confidently manage all aspects of immigrant medicine with expert guidance on data collection, legal, interpretive and social adjustment issues, as well as best practices in caring for immigrants. Effectively diagnose and treat common psychiatric issues including major depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and issues related to torture. Gain invaluable advice on international and new-arrival screening and immunizations. Easily see how to manage the diseases and syndromes you are likely to encounter, including tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and common parasites, using the templated diseases/disorders section. Absorb information at a glance with boxed features and tables, differential diagnoses, and treatment algorithms. Educate your patients with patient guides and screening questionnaires in multiple languages on the accompanying CD-ROM.
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List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

List of Contributors
Introduction to Immigrant Medicine
An Introduction to the Field of Refugee and Immigrant Healthcare
Health and Well-being of Immigrants:The Healthy Migrant Phenomenon
Action Steps to Improve the Health of New Americans
Language Assistance for Limited English Profi cient Patients: Legal Issues
Communicating with Limited English Profi cient Patients: Interpreter Services
Multicultural Medicine
Cultural Competence: A Patient-Based Approach to Caring for Immigrants
Cultural Competence: Healthcare Disparities and Political Issues
Medical Screenings and Immunizations for New Immigrants
Overseas Medical Screening for Immigrants and Refugees
US Medical Screening for Immigrants and Refugees: Public Health Issues
US Medical Screening for Immigrants and Refugees: Clinical Issues
Immunizations for Immigrants
Epidemiology of Diseases and Disorders in Immigrants
Differential Diagnoses of Ill Immigrants by Organ System
Diseases by Country of Origin
Diseases by Race/Ethnicity
Diseases with Long Latency Periods
Emerging Infectious Diseases of Immigrant Patients
Major Diseases and Disorders in Immigrants
Intestinal Parasites
Hepatitis B: Global Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Prevention
Management of Chronic Hepatitis B
HIV Infection
Skin Problems
Additional Diseases and Disorders in Immigrants
Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)
Taenia Solium and Neurocysticercosis
Helicobacter Pylori
Hepatitis C
Hookworm Infection
Lymphatic Filariasis
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