By Catherine Fisher Collins
Written through a crew of specialists that comes with medical professionals, nurses, social staff, psychologists, and chemists, this guide specializes in the ailments that pose the best probability to African American ladies this day. issues contain African American girls and center illness, sickle mobile, breast melanoma, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, in addition to psychological ailment. Social matters that have an effect on overall healthiness also are tested, together with poverty, homelessness, pressure, racism, sexism, and therapy disparities. thirds of the chapters are all-new with clean subject matters and data, and the rest chapters were thoroughly up-to-date.
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Extra resources for African American Women's Health and Social Issues: Second Edition
In addition to the injustice of the frequently cited Tuskegee Study, findings from other research with African American people have demonstrated the spheres of racism. Osborne and Feit (1992) described the racism inherent in the use of race as a variable in medical research and the implied assumption that a genetic reason may explain differences in incidence, severity, or outcome of medical conditions. The implication and subtle racism here is the assumed genetic superiority of the racial group with the least incidence of the disease or better outcome.
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.
The detection of breast cancer consists of medical interventions including mammography screening and diagnosis, monitoring, and follow-up of ambiguous or suspicious findings with breast biopsy. The American Cancer Society (2005) recommends that women over 40 get an annual mammogram and an annual clinical breast examination (CBE) of the breast by a health care provider. Women are also encouraged to be familiar with the appearance and feel of their breasts to note for any changes that may need follow-up by a health professional.
African American Women's Health and Social Issues: Second Edition by Catherine Fisher Collins