Ethnicity, health and primary care: A practical guide

Paperback | September 15, 2003

EditorJoe Kai

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There is increasing ethnic diversity in our society posing challenges for health professionals and health care. Existing texts on ethnicity and health are often esoteric and academic in focus, accessible to researchers and policy analysts rather than health practitioners. Other texts considera single health topic or cultural group. Ethnicity, Health and Primary Care is a new book, intended as a broad but concise and practical introduction to ethnicity and health care for a wide range of health professionals - general practitioners, GP registrars, practice and community nurses, bilingual workers, medical students and otherhealth practitioners in training. Although focusing on primary care, the book's general principles and its clinical coverage will be highly relevant to other health and social care practitioners, in addition to those developing and commissioning health services. Chapters have been written to enable busy practitioners and students to grasp the essentials quickly and easily. The book aims to stimulate readers to learn about and develop an effective approach to ethnic diversity in health care. Rather than be an encyclopaedia of different ethnic groups and cultural practices, this book emphasises the need for practitioners to respond to people as individuals within a broader understanding of the diverse needs of communities. It thus promotes generic principles for good practice whereverdiversity has an impact. Having underlined these principles the book considers major clinical topics and groups arguably of particular concern for the health of diverse ethnic communities.

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There is increasing ethnic diversity in our society posing challenges for health professionals and health care. Existing texts on ethnicity and health are often esoteric and academic in focus, accessible to researchers and policy analysts rather than health practitioners. Other texts considera single health topic or cultural group. Et...

Joe Kai has been an inner city general practitioner and primary care academic in Newcastle upon Tyne and Birmingham. He is a Professor of General Practice in the School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham and works at the medical school in Derby
Format:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 9.13 × 6.14 × 0.49 inPublished:September 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198515731

ISBN - 13:9780198515739

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Table of Contents

Joe Kai: IntroductionSection 1: Ethnic diversity in context1. Mark R D Johnson: Ethnic diversity in social context2. Joe Kai and Raj Bhopal: Ethnic diversity in health and disease3. Joe Kai: Toward quality in health care for a diverse societySection 2: Developing effective health care4. Ben Jones and Katy Gardner: Patient profiling in primary care5. Rhian Loudon: Improving access to health care6. Jon Fuller: Effective cross-cultural communication7. David Jones and Paramijt Gill: Interpreting and Translation8. Akgul Baylav and Jon Fuller: Working with link-workers and advocates9. Lai Fong Chiu: Health promotion and screening10. Joe Kai: Learning to respond to diversitySection 3: Clinical care in practice11. Azhar Farooqi and Kamlesh Khunti: Coronary heart disease12. Kamlesh Khunti and Azhar Farooqi: Diabetes13. Louise Hammersley: Hypertension and stroke14. Sangeeta Patel: Mental health15. Greta Rait and Steve Iliffe: Care of older people16. Aziz Sheikh and Abdul Rashid Gatrad: Children and young families17. Nicola Low: Sexual health18. Christina Faull: Cancer and palliative care19. Paramijt Gill and Bernadette Modell: Haemoglobin disorders20. Angela Burnett: Care of refugees and asylum seekers