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Handbook of immigrant health.

Author: Loue,-Sana (Ed)
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Book
Journal Title:
Volume/Pages New York, NY, USA: Plenum Press. (1998). xii, 654 pp.
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract (from the preface) This book represents the efforts of professionals across a multitude of disciplines (anthropology, epidemiology, ethics, health promotion, law, medicine, nursing, and social work) to examine the current health situation of US immigrant populations. The scope of that inquiry ranges from attention to the most basic of questions, such as who is an immigrant, to an analysis of the health issues confronting specific immigrant subgroups, an examination of specific diseases diseases that have impacted immigrant populations, and an exploration of health promotion and disease prevention strategies and public health policies that have and will continue to impact immigrant populations well into the future. /// This book is an attempt to explore the richness and diversity of our immigrant population and to foster a greater understanding of the nuances that exist between and within groups in their understandings of disease and illness; their search for healing and health; their susceptibility to disease; their ability to access health care, however it is defined; and the context in which this occurs. It serves as a guide for health care providers, health researchers, and health educators. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)