Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness (9th edition)

Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness (9th edition)

By: Rachel E. Spector (author)Paperback

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For courses in Community/Public Health Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, and CEUs. Promotes an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds The ninth edition of Cultural Diversity in Health and Wellness examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system, consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives and more importantly HEALTH-the balance of the person, both within one's being-physical, mental, and spiritual-and in the outside world-natural, communal, and metaphysical. (Terms such as HEALTH are written this way to emphasize holistic meaning.) An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today, while introductory and capstone chapters help place material within perspective.

About Author

Dr. Rachel E. Spector has been a student of culturally diverse health and illness beliefs and practices for over 40 years and has researched and taught courses on culture and healthcare for the same time span. Dr. Spector has had the opportunity to work in many different communities, including the American Indian and Hispanic communities in Boston, Massachusetts. Her studies have taken her to many places: most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico; several European countries, including Denmark, England, Greece, Finland, Iceland, Italy, France, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland; Cuba; Israel; Pakistan; and Australia and New Zealand. She was fortunate enough to collect traditional amulets and remedies from many of these diverse communities, visit shrines, and meet practitioners of traditional healthcare in several places. She was instrumental in the creation and presentation of the exhibit "Immigrant Health Traditions" at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, May 1994 through January 1995. She has exhibited health-related objects in several other settings. Recently, she served as a Colaboradora Honorifica (Honorary Collaborator) in the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain, and Tamaulipas, Mexico. In 2006, she was a Lady Davis Fellow in the Henrietta Zold-Hadassah Hebrew University School of Nursing in Jerusalem, Israel. This text was translated into Spanish by Maria Munoz and published in Madrid by Prentice Hall as Las Culturas de la SALUD in 2003 and into Chinese in 2010. There have been two International Editions of the book. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Scholar in the Transcultural Nursing Society. The American Nurses' Association-Massachusetts, the state organization of the American Nurses' Association, honored her as a "Living Legend" in 2007. In 2008, she received the Honorary Human Rights Award from the American Nurses Association. This award recognized her contributions and accomplishments that have been of national significance to human rights and have influenced healthcare and nursing practice.

Contents

Brief Table of Contents Unit I Cultural Foundations Chapter 1 Building Cultural and Linguistic Competence Chapter 2 Cultural Heritage and History Chapter 3 Diversity Chapter 4 Health and Illness Unit II Health Domains Chapter 5 Health Traditions Chapter 6 Healing Traditions Chapter 7 Familial Health Traditions Chapter 8 Health and Illness in Modern Healthcare Unit III Health and Illness Panoramas Chapter 9 Health and Illness in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population Chapter 10 Health and Illness in the Asian Population Chapter 11 Health and Illness in the Black Population Chapter 12 Health and Illness in the Hispanic Populations Chapter 13 Health and Illness in the White Populations Chapter 14 Cultural Competency Detailed Table of Contents Unit I Cultural Foundations 1 Chapter 1 Building Cultural and Linguistic Competence 3 National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care 8 Cultural Competence 8 Linguistic Competence 10 Institutional Mandates 11 Cultural Care 12 Chapter 2 Cultural Heritage and History 17 Heritage Consistency 18 Acculturation Themes 25 Cultural Conflicts 26 Cultural Phenomena Affecting Health 29 Chapter 3 Diversity 34 Census 2010 and 2014 Estimates 36 Immigration 38 Poverty 43 Chapter 4 Health and Illness 48 Health 49 Illness 57 Unit II Health Domains 67 Health 68 Chapter 5 Health Traditions 72 Health and Illness 74 Health Traditions Model 75 Health Protection 78 Healthcare Choices 86 Folk Medicine 87 Healthcare Philosophies 88 Chapter 6 Healing Traditions 97 Healing 98 Ancient Forms of Healing 100 Religion and Healing 101 Healing and Today's Beliefs 105 Ancient Rituals Related to the Lifecycle 108 Chapter 7 Familial Health Traditions 117 Familial Health Traditions 119 Consciousness Raising 123 Chapter 8 Health and Illness in Modern Healthcare 129 The Healthcare Provider's Culture 130 Healthcare Costs 132 Trends in Development of the Healthcare System 136 Common Problems in Healthcare Delivery 138 Pathways to Health Services 140 Barriers to Healthcare 141 Medicine as an Institution of Social Control 142 Unit III Health and Illness Panoramas 147 Chapter 9 Health and Illness in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population 150 Background 151 Traditional Definitions of Health and Illness 153 Traditional Methods of Healing 155 Current Healthcare Problems 160 The Indian Health Service (IHS) 165 Cultural and Communication Problems 166 Chapter 10 Health and Illness in the Asian Population 171 Background 172 Traditional Definitions of Health and Illness 173 Traditional Methods of Health Maintenance and Protection 177 Traditional Methods of Health Restoration 178 Current Health Problems 184 Chapter 11 Health and Illness in the Black Population 190 Background 191 Traditional Definitions of Health and Illness 195 Traditional Methods of Health Maintenance and Protection 196 Traditional Methods of Health Restoration 196 Current Health Problems 202 Chapter 12 Health and Illness in the Hispanic Populations 213 Background 213 Mexicans 214 Current Health Problems in the Hispanic Population 232 Chapter 13 Health and Illness in the White Populations 237 Background 238 German Americans 239 Polish Americans 242 Italian Americans 245 Health Status of the White (Non-Hispanic) Population 249 Chapter 14 Cultural Competency 254 Cultural Competency 262 Appendix A Selected Key Terms Related to Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness 265 Appendix B Cultural Care Assessments 275 Appendix C Calendar: Cultural and Religious Holidays That Change Dates 281 Appendix D Selected Data Resources 284 Credits 286 Index 290

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780134413310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780134413310
  • weight: 433
  • ISBN10: 0134413318
  • edition: 9th edition

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