African American Women's Health And Social Issues: Second Edition

Hardcover | July 31, 2006

byCatherine Fisher Collins

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Written by a team of experts that includes doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and chemists, this handbook focuses on the diseases that pose the greatest threat to African American women today. Topics include African American women and heart disease, sickle cell, breast cancer, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, as well as mental illness. Social issues that affect health are also examined, including poverty, homelessness, stress, racism, sexism, and treatment disparities. Two thirds of the chapters are all-new with fresh topics and information, and the remaining chapters have been completely updated. This book will be of interest to health professionals and professors, social workers, counselors and students in these fields, as well as African American women seeking more information on these health threats.

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Written by a team of experts that includes doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and chemists, this handbook focuses on the diseases that pose the greatest threat to African American women today. Topics include African American women and heart disease, sickle cell, breast cancer, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, as well as mental illn...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 31, 2006Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275980820

ISBN - 13:9780275980825

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?The prevalence of diabetes among African Americans is about 70 percent higher than among whites. About one in every 375 African American newborns has a form of sickle cell disease; the rate is about one in every 58,000 for whites. Being armed with these facts is not enough, so this collection of clearly-written articles gives general readers basic information about a range of indications, treatments, preventative measures and concerns. Topics and conditions covered include the general health and social status of African American women, heart disease, breast cancer, sickle cell disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and depression. Articles also address the consequences of poverty and homelessness, the ramifications of informed consent, the emotional process of seeking health, and a literary perspective on the roots of coping.??SciTech Book News