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Author Torre, Adela de la.

Title Mexican Americans & health : sana! sana! / Adela de la Torre & Antonio L. Estrada
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxv, 156 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Mexican American studies series
The Mexican American experience
Mexican American experience.
Mexican American studies series.
Contents Overview of health care issues for people of Mexican origin -- Introduction to the Mexican-origin population: Political-geographic concentration of the Mexican-origin population -- Historical concentration of the Mexican-origin population -- Language status -- Educational level -- Occupational location -- Health status of Mexican Americans: Historical context of health and disease -- Sociocultural basis of health and disease -- Health promotion and disease prevention in the Mexican American community -- Health status of Mexican American subgroups -- Mexican American morbidity and mortality paradox -- Understanding substance abuse and AIDS -- Prevalence of drug use among Mexican American adolescents and adults -- Causal factors in substance use -- Co-occurrence of violence and substance use among Mexican American adolescents -- Adverse health consequences of drug use -- Prevention issues among Hispanic youth and adolescents -- Health care access: What is health care access? -- Who are the uninsured? -- Financial access to care: A crisis for Mexican-origin patients -- Risk factors that influence the health insurance coverage of the Mexican-origin population -- Role of minority health care professionals in access to care -- Cultural competency in health care services -- Linguistic competency: a significant component of cultural competency -- Impact of Mexican folklore, language, and health -- Cultural competency: implications for the Mexican-origin population -- Understanding the role of gender and cultural competency -- Implementation of cultural competency: implications for the Mexican-origin population -- Patient's guide for assessing the cultural competency of a health care provider -- Beyond cultural competency: some final thoughts -- Future trends in Mexican American health: Mexican American health policy in the twenty-first century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [139]-147) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Mexican Americans -- Health and hygiene.
Mexican Americans -- Medical care.
Minorities -- Health and hygiene.
Minorities -- Medical care.
Health Behavior -- ethnology.
Mexican Americans.
Health Services Accessibility.
Health Status.
Minority Groups.
Physician-Patient Relations.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Substance-Related Disorders -- ethnology.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Estrada, Antonio L.
ISBN 0816501548 electronic bk
0816519765 (paperback: alk. paper)
0816531765 electronic bk
9780816501540 electronic bk
9780816519767 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780816531769 electronic bk