African American Women's Health and Social Issues: Second by Catherine Fisher Collins

By Catherine Fisher Collins

Written via a crew of specialists that comes with medical professionals, nurses, social staff, psychologists, and chemists, this instruction manual specializes in the ailments that pose the best risk to African American girls this present day. issues comprise African American girls and middle ailment, sickle telephone, breast melanoma, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, in addition to psychological affliction. Social concerns that have an effect on healthiness also are tested, together with poverty, homelessness, tension, racism, sexism, and therapy disparities. thirds of the chapters are all-new with clean issues and knowledge, and the rest chapters were thoroughly up-to-date.

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2003). The IOM is a private, nonprofit institution that provides health policy advice under a congressional charter granted to the National Academy of Science. This comprehensive report of the IOM, which reviewed over a hundred studies conducted over the last ten years, found that racial and ethnic minorities in the United States receive lower quality health care than whites, even when their insurance, income, age, and severity of condition are similar. The major recommendation for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care was to increase awareness among the general public, health care providers, insurance companies, and policymakers regarding these disparities.

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