Healthcare of the highest quality is what one should expect to receive in the United States. Inequalities in distribution and utilization of American health services will be detrimental for the nation as a whole. African Americans' Health Care Practices, Perspectives, and Needs examines the impact of healthcare discrimination upon the African-American community.
Randolph K. Quaye is a Professor of Sociology at the College of Wooster in Ohio. Professor Quaye holds a Ph.D. from Northeastern University. His areas of expertise lie in the sociology of health and illness, African development, and health conditions in Africa and the Diaspora. Quaye has written extensively on health in the African American community.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 African Americans in the U.S. Economic System Chapter 4 Health Care Disparities in the United States: A Special Problem for African Americans Chapter 5 African-American Health-Seeking Behavior Chapter 6 Perceptions and Use of Health Care System (African Americans) and Health Care Providers (Physicians) Chapter 7 Agenda for Reform Chapter 8 Appendix A Chapter 9 Bibliography