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Cultural diversity in health and illness / Rachel E. Spector, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FAAN, Needham, MA.


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. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780134413310
  • ISBN: 0134413318
  • Physical Description: xix, 298 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Ninth edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Pearson, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Unit I: Cultural foundations -- Building cultural and linguistic competence -- Cultural heritage and history -- Diversity -- Health and illness -- Unit II: Health domains -- Health traditions -- Healing traditions -- Familial health traditions -- Health and illness in modern healthcare -- Unit III: Health and illness panoramas -- Health and illness in the American Indian and Alaska Native population -- Health and illness in the Asian population -- Health and illness in the Black population -- Health and illness in the Hispanic populations -- Health and illness in the White populations -- Cultural competency -- Appendix A: Selected key terms related to cultural diversity in health and illness -- Appendix B: Cultural care assessments -- Appendix C: Calendar: cultural and religious holidays that change dates -- Appendix D: Selected data resources.
Subject: Transcultural medical care > United States.
Health attitudes > United States.
Transcultural nursing > United States.
Cultural Diversity.
Cultural Competency.
Health Status.
Delivery of Health Care.
Attitude to Health > ethnology.
Attitude of Health Personnel.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library RA 418.5 .T73 S64 2017 30775305530447 General Collection Available -

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