Culture, Ethnicity and Chronic Conditions: A Global Synthesis (Hardback)
  • Culture, Ethnicity and Chronic Conditions: A Global Synthesis (Hardback)

Culture, Ethnicity and Chronic Conditions: A Global Synthesis (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 12/12/2013
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The global burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, diabetes and cancers, and of common mental disorders such as depression and anxiety, has a disproportionate impact on the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The pattern persists in African and Asian migrant populations in European and North American countries, despite the higher standards of living and improved health infrastructure. The consensus of experts is that pragmatic, cost-effective and sustainable interventions are required, and that these must prioritise the social determinants of NCDs as well as the social participation of affected communities. Despite the growing emphasis on the role of social processes in health system responses to chronic disease in LMICs, there has been no definitive volume that brings together LMIC perspectives on these issues. This book aims to address this major gap by presenting new conceptual and empirical perspectives on the interconnections between culture, ethnicity and chronic conditions in LMICs and their implications for research, intervention and policy. The chapters focus on lay and institutional meanings, experiences and responses to chronic conditions in selected countries in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnicity and Health.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415715393

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