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Race, Ethnicity, and Health: A Public Health Reader - LaVeist, Thomas A., 2nd Edition, Paperback

  • Release Date   10/16/2012
  • ISBN-13   9781118049082 | 978-1-118-04908-2
  • ISBN   111804908X | 1-118-04908-X
  • Format   Paperback
  • Author(s)   LaVeist, Thomas A. Isaac, Lydia A.
  • Race, Ethnicity and Health, Second Edition, is a new andcritical selection of hallmark articles that address healthdisparities in America. It effectively documents the need for equaltreatment and equal health status for minorities. Intended as aresource for faculty and students in public health as well as thesocial sciences, it will be also be valuable to public healthadministrators and frontline staff who serve diverse racial andethnic populations. The book brings together the bestpeer reviewed research literature from the leading scholars andfaculty in this growing field, providing a historical and politicalcontext for the study of health, race, and ethnicity, with keyfindings on disparities in access, use, and quality. This volumealso examines the role of health care providers in healthdisparities and discusses the issue of matching patients anddoctors by race. There has been considerable new research since the originalmanuscript’s preparation in 2001 and publication in 2002, andreflecting this, more than half the book is newcontent.  New chapters cover: reflections on demographicchanges in the US based on the current census. metrics andnomenclature for disparities. theories of genetic basis fordisparities. the built environment. residential segregation.environmental health. occupational health. health disparities inintegrated communities. Latino health. Asian populations. stressand health. physician/patient relationships. hospital treatment ofminorities. the slavery hypertension hypothesis. geographicdisparities. and intervention design.
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