Topic: Race and Ethnicity / African American Studies

 
African American Women's Life Issues Today
Vital Health and Social Matters
Catherine Fisher Collins, Editor
Foreword by Julianne Malveaux
978-1-44080-298-0

This eBook may be purchased through the following distributors:

 
Catherine Fisher Collins, Editor
Foreword by Julianne Malveaux
Catherine Fisher Collins, DEd, is associate professor of community and human services at the State University of New York Empire State College. Her published works include Praeger's African American Women's Health and Social Issues: Second Edition; African American Women's Health and Social Issues; and Sources of Stress and Relief for African American Women. Collins is a nurse practitioner and former registered nursing school director. She earned her doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
ADD COPY 2009 ABC-CLIO

African American Women's Life Issues Today

Vital Health and Social Matters

Catherine Fisher Collins, Editor
Foreword by Julianne Malveaux
Catherine Fisher Collins, Editor
Foreword by Julianne Malveaux


June 2013

Praeger

Cover
Pages
Volumes
Size
Hardcover
168
1
6 1/8x9 1/4
 
ISBN
eISBN
978-1-4408-0297-3
978-1-4408-0298-0
Print in Stock
$37.00

add to cart

After decades of research devoted to women's health, a federal agency focused on women's health, and millions of dollars allocated to address women's health disparities, African American women are still the sickest American citizens. This book examines why.

Written by an all-female, all-African American team of health experts that include nurse practitioners, registered nurses, educators, and psychologists, this book focuses on the diseases and related social issues that cause the greatest harm and pose the greatest threat to African American women today. Its chapters address topics as varied as heart disease, cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, domestic violence, cervical and breast cancers, obesity, depression, mental illness, dementia/Alzheimer's, and incarcerated women's health care. A chapter is dedicated to identifying the social, cultural, and environmental barriers that block African American women from experiencing the best possible lives.

Providing comprehensive coverage of the topic from an Afrocentric perspective, this text will be of great interest to medical and psychological health professionals and professors; social workers, counselors, and students in these fields; as well as African American women seeking current and expert information on these health threats.

Highlights
• Presents technical information that will be invaluable to professionals in the social science and health science fields within text that is easy-to-read and accessible for general readers
• Examines the challenges of rectifying the main source of health disparity among African American women: poor economic status
• Covers a wide range of health issues affecting African American women, including breast cancer, dementia, depression, domestic violence, HIV, obesity, and sickle cell anemia
Sample Topics
Breast Cancer
Cancer
Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease
Depression
Diabetes
Domestic Violence
Health Disparities
HIV/AIDs
Lack of Health Equality
Obesity and Heart Disease
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sickle Cell Update
Catherine Fisher Collins, DEd, is associate professor of community and human services at the State University of New York Empire State College. Her published works include Praeger's African American Women's Health and Social Issues: Second Edition; African American Women's Health and Social Issues; and Sources of Stress and Relief for African American Women. Collins is a nurse practitioner and former registered nursing school director. She earned her doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo.