Multicultural Medicine and Health Disparities

Hardcover | October 13, 2005

byDavid Satcher, Rubens Pamies

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An essential guide to clinical issues encountered during management of patients of varied cultural and economic backgrounds

This essential text assists health care students and practitioners in delivering skilled and appropriate care to all patients, no matter their ethnicity, country of origin, cultural history, or access to services. Presenting need-to-know and often hard to find information on differences in access to heath care, immunization histories, disease prevalence, attitudes about health and provision of care, and much more, this resource provides practical, authoritative, and specific guidance.

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An essential guide to clinical issues encountered during management of patients of varied cultural and economic backgroundsThis essential text assists health care students and practitioners in delivering skilled and appropriate care to all patients, no matter their ethnicity, country of origin, cultural history, or access to services. ...

David Satcher, MD, PhD Former US Surgeon General Formerly: Director, CDC Currently: Director, National Center for Primary Care Medicine Morehouse Medical School Board of Directors, Johnson and Johnson Inc. Rubens J. Pamies, MD Chairman of Medicine Meharry Medical College Nashville, Tennessee

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 9.4 × 7.6 × 1.57 inPublished:October 13, 2005Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071436804

ISBN - 13:9780071436809

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Table of Contents

1. Immigration Pattern and Demographic Changes and Its Impact on U.S. Health

2.Cultural Competencies in Clinical Medicine: The Patient Encounter

3. The Impact of Culture on Health Outcomes

4. Compliance with Medical Treatment

5. Immunization and Preventive Health Care

6. Obesity and Nutrition

7. Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension

8. Diabetes

9. Oncology

10. Hemoglobinopathies

11. Pregnancy, Prenatal Healthcare, and the Newborn

12. Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Violence

13. The AIDS Epidemic and Other Infectious Diseases in the Underserved and Minority Population

14. Transplantation and Organ Donation

15. Stress and Mental Health

16. Pain Management

17. Bioterrorism

18. Participation of Minorities in Research and Clinical Trial - Lingering Impact of Tuskegee or New Concerns

19. The Role of Different Provider Types in Cultural Medicine

20. The Role of Government and Social Programs on Health Outcome in the Minority /Underserved Community

21. The Future of Health Care The Cost of No Change

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"Former Surgeon General David Satcher and Rubens J. Pamies...have recruited 81 scholars — epidemiologists, demographers, clinicians, health service researchers, behavioral scientists, and others — from more than 40 academic medical centers, government agencies, research institutions, foundations, and think tanks....The result is a book that is well documented, lucid, comprehensive, and easily accessible — owing in no small measure to an inspired use of tables and figures to summarize evidence...this book should be on the desks — not the shelves — of physicians, students of the health professions, policymakers, and legislators."--New England Journal of Medicine