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Title Health and wellness concerns for racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities / Joshua C. Collins, Tonette S. Rocco, Lawrence O. Bryant, editors
Published San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (105 pages)
Series New directions for adult and continuing education, 1052-2891 ; number 142
New directions for adult and continuing education ; no. 142. 1052-2891
Contents Disparities in healthcare for racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities / Joshua C. Collins, Tonette S. Rocco -- The Black church: promoting health, fighting disparities / Michael L. Rowland, E. Paulette Isaac-Savage -- Literacy and health disparities / Esther Prins, Angela Mooney -- Injection drug users, Aboriginality, and HIV: a postcolonial glance from a strong ally / John P. Egan -- Alcoholism and lesbians / Julie Gedro -- Tobacco use among sexual minorities / Lawrence O. Bryant, Lorenzo Bowman -- HIV-negative gay men and autoimmune diseases / Joshua C. Collins, Tonette S. Rocco -- African American women and HIV/AIDS / Lisa M. Baumgartner -- Partnerships and collaborations in promoting health and wellness in minority communities: lessons learned and future directions / Lawrence O. Bryant
Summary Minority status in the United States often accompanies diminished access to education, employment, and subsequently health care. This volume explores factors that have contributed to health disparities among racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Focused on developing strategies for understanding these disparities and promoting wellness in minority communities, the authors highlight social forces such as racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, and homophobia, which continue to influence not only access to and quality of care but also perception and trust of health care professionals
Notes "Summer 2014."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF running title (Wiley Online Library Web site, viewed on June 19, 2014)
Subject Minorities -- Health and hygiene.
Sexual minorities -- Health and hygiene.
Minority Health.
Healthcare Disparities.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Bryant, Lawrence O., editor
Collins, Joshua C., editor
Rocco, Tonette S., 1954- editor
ISBN 111891645X (electronic bk.)
9781118916452 (electronic bk.)
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