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Handbook of asian american health, 2013

Langue : Anglais

Coordonnateurs : Yoo Grace J., Le Mai-Nhung, Oda Alan Y.

Couverture de l’ouvrage Handbook of asian american health
Asian Americans encounter a range of health issues often unknown to the American public, policy makers, researchers and even clinicians. National research often combines Asian Americans into a single category, not taking into account the differences and complexity among Asian ethnic subgroups. The definition of Asian American derives from the U.S. Census Bureaus definition of Asian, which includes peoples from all the vast territories of the Far East, Southeast Asia and the South Asian Subcontinent. While Census classifications determine demographic measurements that affect equal opportunity programs, the broad rubric Asian-American can never describe accurately the more than 50 distinct Asian American subgroups, who together comprise multifaceted diversity across cultural ethnicities, socio-economic status, languages, religions and generations. This volume rectifies that situation by exploring the unique needs and health concerns of particular subgroups within the Asian American community. It consolidates a wide range of knowledge on various health issues impacting Asian Americans while also providing a discussion into the cultural, social, and structural forces impacting morbidity, mortality and quality of life. The volume is designed to advance the understanding of Asian American health by explaining key challenges and identifying emerging trends faced in specific ethnic groups and diseases/illnesses, innovative community-based interventions and the future needed areas of research.


Section I: Ethnicity and Health

Chapter 1    Ethnicity and Health by Fang Gong and David T.  Takeuchi

Chapter 2    Critical Issues Impacting Asian Indian Americans  by Ranjita Misra

Chapter 3   Chinese Americans and Health: The Impact of Culture on Disease Prevention and Management by Angela Sun

Chapter  4   The Health of Filipino/a Americans: Challenges and Opportunities for Change by Richard Sean Magbual and Roderick Raña Daus-Magbual,

Chapter 5   Japanese Americans: Current Health Issues and Directions for Future Research by Tazuko Shibusawa

Chapter 6   Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health in the Korean American Community  by Grace J. Yoo and Sachiko Wood

Chapter  7   Social and Cultural Influences on the Health of the Vietnamese American Population Vietnamese Americans  by Mai Nhung Le and Tu-Uyen Nguyen

Chapter 8 Emerging  South Asian Americans and Health by Shilpa Patel and Nadia  Islam

Chapter  9  Southeast Asian American Health: Sociohistorical and Cultural Perspectives  by Khatharya Um

Chapter 10 Mixed Asian Americans and Health: Navigating Uncharted Waters  by  Cathy J. Tashiro

Section II:   Social Determinants of Health

Chapter 11   Acculturation and Culture: A Critical Factor for Asian Americans' Health  by Yijie Wang and Su Yeong Kim

Chapter 12    Asian Americans and Racism: Mental Health and Health Consequences by Alvin N. Alvarez and Jayoung Shin

Chapter 13    Asian Americans, Socioeconomic Status, and Health: Current Findings and Future Concerns  by Wei Zhang

Section III:  Critical Health Issues Facing Asian Americans

Chapter 14 Perceptions and Culturally Responsive Care of Asian Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias by Linda  A. Gerdner and Gwen Yeo

Chapter 15 Cancer: An Ongoing Risk for Asian American Communities by Giang T. Nguyen

Chapter 16 Heterogeneity in Cardiovascular Health among Asian American subgroups: Risk Factors, Outcomes, Treatment and Prevention, and Future Research Opportunities by Ariel T. Holland and  Latha P. Palaniappan

Chapter 17 Diabetes: A Growing Concern in the Asian American Community by Ranjita Misra

Chapter 18 Obesity and Asian Americans: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Future Research Directions  by May C. Wang

Chapter 19 Hepatitis B and Asian Americans by Tung T. Nguyen, Vicky Taylor,  Annette Maxwell, Moon S. Chen Jr., Roshan Bastani, and Susan Stewart

Chapter 20 Severe Mental Illness in Asian Americans: Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder by Russell F. Lim and Francis G. Liu

Chapter 21    Asian American Violence: Scope, Context, and Implications by Deborah A. Goebert,  Thao N. Le, and  Jeanelle J. Sugimoto-Matsuda

Section IV: Health Care Delivery

Chapter 22  Falling through the Cracks: Models, Barriers, and the Future of Health Care Access for Asian Americans Access by Stephen Vong and Ricky Choi

Chapter 23  Quality of Health Care for Asian Americans by Dara H Sorkin, Heather Ngai, and Quyen Ngo-Metzger

Chapter 24   Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Asian Americans: Is Integrative Medicine the Ticket into the US Healthcare System by Isha Weerasinghe, Lixin Zhang, and Simona C. Kwon

Chapter 25   A Passage to a Good Death: End of Life Care for  Asian Americans by Evaon Wong-Kim and Nancy J. Burke

Section V: Social Movements, Health and the Asian American Community

Chapter 26    Early Chinese Immigrants Organizing for Healthcare: The Establishment of the Chinese Hospital of San Francisco: by Laureen D. Hom

Chapter 27  Lives Were Saved: The Asian American Donor Program by Jonathan Leong, Kira Donnell, and Emily Avera

Chapter 28   HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States by Don Operario, Judy Tan, and Caroline Kuo

Chapter 29  Evolution of an Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Cancer Advocacy Movement: Heroes Among Us by Susan Matsuko Shinagawa and Alan Oda

Chapter 30 The Versailles Social Movement and Implications for Asian American Environmental Health in Post- Katrina New Orleans by Maureen Lichtveld and Vy Dao

Chapter 31 The Role of Asian Americans in Ending Hepatitis B by Ted Fang and Jason Liu

 About the Editors and Contributors


Includes key health research studies on Asian American subgroups throughout the US

Provides insight into areas of emerging research and future directions

Combines analysis of current health problems with prevention and intervention solutions

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