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Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness (Paperback) (Rachel E. Spector)

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The eighth 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,CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESSexamines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health/ 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, while new introductory and capstone chapters help place material within perspective. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives and more importantlyHEALTH–the balance of the person, both within one’s being–physical, mental, and spiritual–and in the outside world–natural, communal, and metaphysical. (Terms, such asHEALTH, are written this way to emphasize holistic meaning.)

Number of Pages: 298
Genre: Medical
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson
Author: Rachel E. Spector
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2016
TCIN: 51503685
UPC: 9780134413310
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2819
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