On Race And Medicine: Insider Perspectives by Richard, M.d. GarciaOn Race And Medicine: Insider Perspectives by Richard, M.d. Garcia

On Race And Medicine: Insider Perspectives

EditorRichard, M.d. Garcia

Hardcover | April 22, 2015

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Health disparities exist between races in America. These inequalities are cataloged in numerous studies, reports, conferences, articles, seminars, and keynote speeches. Various studies include reports on income, health insurance, cultural differences between patients and their physicians, language barriers, and biological "racial" differences in the discourse of health disparities.On Race and Medicine: Insider Perspectives is a collection of enlightening personal essays written by an interdisciplinary group of scholars, physicians, and medical school deans. They invite readers to evaluate disparities differently when considering race in American healthcare. They address the very real, everyday circumstances of healthcare differences where race is concerned, and shine light on the realities of race itself, inequalities in healthcare, and on the very way these American complexities can be discussed and considered.This is not another chronicle of studies cataloging differences in health care based on race. The essays are narrated from practical and personal stances examining disparate health between the races. Decreasing inequalities in health for racial minorities, who are sicker in so many areas-diabetes, heart disease, stage of cancer, etc.-is financially good for everyone. But understanding health inequalities in race is of even greater human importance. How race intersects with medicine is striking given the existence of racial issues throughout the rest of American history. These authors attempt to explain and explore the truth about health disparities, which is necessary before we can turn our national attention toward eliminating differences in health based on race.
Richard Garcia, MD, a pediatrician, grew up in Stockton, California. His personal essays on race and medicine appear in academic, medical, and policy journals. He is the editor of On Race and Medicine: Insider Perspectives, a collection of interdisciplinary personal essays on health disparities.
Title:On Race And Medicine: Insider PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:178 pages, 9.28 × 6.35 × 0.71 inPublished:April 22, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Bebop - an IntroRichard GarciaPART I: Health Disparities1: No Accident Brian D. Smedley2: Explaining Disparities: Is it Genes or Environment? Troy DusterPART II: Personal Essay3: On Meeting Richard RodriguezRichard Garcia4: Geography of the Dead A. Perez5: The Patient in the RoomEnrique D. RigsbyPART III: Race and Medicine6: Saying and Doing White RacismJennifer L. Pierce7: Fred Sanford's People are from St. LouisRichard Garcia8: To What End, Diversity?Donna Elliott9: Noblesse ObligeJorge A. Girotti10: In France, OnceMyrtis SullivanPART IV: The Present11: The Nisei Veteran Played the Ukulele Sylvia Gates Carlisle12: The BusinessmanFrederick P. Beavers13: Good GuysTim Degner14: There is no Zeitgeist Richard Garcia15: Race and Medicine Richard Garcia

Editorial Reviews

This collection of interdisciplinary first person essays on race and medicine is refreshingly readable, touching, lyrical, and informative, all at the same time! With such keen attention to the details of life experiences and race and health, this work awakened both my mind and heart. It is a wonderful contrast to the usual streams of hopeless data points, in stacks of papers filled with only more questions.From Detroit, to Stockton, to Vallejo, to Pueblo the messy and beautiful complexities of identity are located in family stories, the absence of high quality hospitals, health services, and grocery stores and recounted with language and cadence that drew me in, and lifted me up despite the still unresolved intellectual and practical solutions for achieving equity for those of us on the margins. I, for one, look forward to the next book!