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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
|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|
|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|
|Hepatitis B: Global Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Prevention|
|Management of Chronic Hepatitis B|
|Additional Diseases and Disorders in Immigrants|
|Chagas Disease (American Trypanosomiasis)|
|Taenia Solium and Neurocysticercosis|