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Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness - Rachel E. Spector
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 0135035899
Publication Date: 2008

The seventh edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, it examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives.

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Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach - Leiyu Shi; Douglas A. Singh
Call Number: W 84 AA1 SH61d 2012
ISBN: 9781449626501
Publication Date: 2011

Now in its Fifth Edition, Delivering Health Care in America offers the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system--from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique "systems" approach, this bestselling text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.

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Eliminating Health Disparities: Measurement and Data Needs - Michele Ver Ploeg; Edward Perrin; National Research Council (U.S.), Panel on DHHS Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data Staff
Call Number: WA 300 AA1 EL43 2004
ISBN: 9780309092319
Publication Date: 2004

Disparities in health and health care across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in the United States are well documented. The reasons for these disparities are, however, not well understood. Current data available on race, ethnicity, SEP, and accumulation and language use are severely limited. The report examines data collection and reporting systems relating to the collection of data on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position and offers recommendations.

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Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care - Larry D. Purnell
Call Number: E-Book
ISBN: 9781441607102
Publication Date: 2009


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