3 edition of African-American women"s health and social issues found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -219) and index.
|Statement||edited by Catherine Fisher Collins ; foreword by Vivian W. Pinn.|
|Contributions||Collins, Catherine Fisher.|
|LC Classifications||RA448.5.N4 A445 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xix, 227 p. :|
|Number of Pages||227|
|LC Control Number||96010376|
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(Mildred Square (Matthews) Carrethers^LCorporate Diversity Manager^LStaffing & Development, Human Resources, ExxonMobil Corporation) "This book is an impressive compilation of expert commentary on the unique health and social issues faced by African American Women."/5(2).
The book begins with a Commentary on the Health and Social Status of African-American Women, which will help the reader to better understand the thrust of the chapters that follow. In Part I, Health Issues, Chapter 1 presents AIDS, the worse pandemic to be unleashed on the African-American female.
Get this from a library. African American women's health and social issues. [Catherine Fisher Collins;] -- Medical professionals, chemists, social workers, and psychologists present essays on health and social issues African-American women are facing, including heart disease, sickle-cell anemia, diabetes.
African American women's health and social issues. Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers, (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors.
Race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic position are 3 social status categories that lead to the differential distribution of health risks and thus to variation in the rates of disease in society.1, 2 In this article I provide an overview of racial/ethnic disparities in health for US women.
I discuss the role of socioeconomic status (SES) in accounting for these disparities and the complex Cited by: The sixth edition of this book reflects changing perspectives and ongoing interests in women’s health in the 21st century.
The collection of classic and new readings remains true to the book’s mission and philosophy by offering a historical context about women, their environment, and health needs.
The book’s new collection of readings introduces readers to innovative. Background: The sexual and reproductive health of African American women has been compromised due to multiple experiences of racism, including discriminatory healthcare practices from slavery through the post-Civil Rights era.
However, studies rarely consider how the historical underpinnings of racism negatively influence the present-day health outcomes of Cited by: Health: According to Census Bureau projections, the life expectancies at birth for blacks are years, with years for women, and years for men.
For non-Hispanic whites the projected life expectancies are years, with years for women, and years for men. The death rate for African Americans is generally higher than. Here are the four common problems faced by African Americans today: 1. Lack of family structure: According to a study, 70% of all African American children were illegitimate and that number rose from % back in because that was the year when welfare became a right according to the constitution, which made having husbands redundant.
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Description. Written by an all-female, all-African American team of health experts that include nurse practitioners, registered nurses, educators, and psychologists, this book focuses on the diseases and related social issues that cause the greatest harm and pose the greatest threat to African American women today.
In this expanded edition, over 50 African American women write about the health issues that affect them and the well-being of their families and communities. A new section covers menopause, breastfeeding, non-Western/holistic healing, fibroids, diet evolution, skin color issues, teenage sexuality, and by: Women of Color Health Data Book, Fourth Edition, is the most up-to-date resource informing health care providers and researchers in biomedicine and health policy about the unique health features of womenFile Size: 2MB.
discussions about health disparities and serve as an effective tool in engaging the broader public. Moreover, history, science philosophy, ethics, literature, and art may present opportunities for open discourse and, therefore, the development of perspective, creativity, values, and one’s critical thinking around issues of public health (14).
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