The Handbook of Cultural Health Psychology discusses the influence of cultural beliefs, norms and values on illness, health and health care. The major health problems that are confronting the global village are discussed from a cultural perspective. These include heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, pain, and suicide. The cultural beliefs and practices of several cultural groups and the unique health issues confronting them are also presented. The cultural groups discussed include Latinos, Aboriginal peoples, people of African heritage, and South Asians. The handbook contributes to increased personal awareness of the role of culture in health and illness behavior, and to the delivery of culturally relevant health care services.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 488
Weight: 780 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
"Throughout the book one finds excellent examples of culturally tailored interventions..." -CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY "This book is a useful addition to the expanding field of cultural psychology and cultural psychiatry." -INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY
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