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The Resource African American women's life issues today : vital health and social matters, Catherine Fisher Collins, editor ; foreword by Julianne Malveaux

African American women's life issues today : vital health and social matters, Catherine Fisher Collins, editor ; foreword by Julianne Malveaux

Label
African American women's life issues today : vital health and social matters
Title
African American women's life issues today
Title remainder
vital health and social matters
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Fisher Collins, editor ; foreword by Julianne Malveaux
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
613/.04244
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA778.4.A36
LC item number
A325 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 H-419
  • WA 309 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Collins, Catherine Fisher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Women's Health
  • African Americans
  • Health Status
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women
Label
African American women's life issues today : vital health and social matters, Catherine Fisher Collins, editor ; foreword by Julianne Malveaux
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sick, tired, and healing / Julianne Malveaux -- Introduction on the health and social status of African American women / Catherine Fisher Collins -- Section I. Physical health. 1. Health disparities and cardiovascular disease in African American women / Mattie L. Rhodes -- 2. African American women: living with sickle cell disease / Jamesetta A. Newland -- 3. Promoting cervical cancer prevention among African American women / Denise M. Linton -- 4. African American women and breast cancer issues / Patricia K. Bradley -- 5. The skinny on fat and exercise: truth about obesity among Black women / Portia Johnson and Yvonne Wesley -- Section II. Mental health. 6. Super sisters: daring to say it, depression / Shuana K. Tucker and Lisa M. Loury-Lomas -- 7. Dementia in African American women / Funmi A. Aiyegbo-Ohadike -- Section III. Environmental factors. 8. African American women, intimate partner violence, and community violence: health intersection and aftereffects / Lorraine E. Peeler -- 9. Health-care pathways and issues for African American women in prison / Catherine Fisher Collins
Control code
ocn816512968
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 168 pages
Isbn
9781440802973
Lccn
2013006761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440802973
  • (OCoLC)816512968
Label
African American women's life issues today : vital health and social matters, Catherine Fisher Collins, editor ; foreword by Julianne Malveaux
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sick, tired, and healing / Julianne Malveaux -- Introduction on the health and social status of African American women / Catherine Fisher Collins -- Section I. Physical health. 1. Health disparities and cardiovascular disease in African American women / Mattie L. Rhodes -- 2. African American women: living with sickle cell disease / Jamesetta A. Newland -- 3. Promoting cervical cancer prevention among African American women / Denise M. Linton -- 4. African American women and breast cancer issues / Patricia K. Bradley -- 5. The skinny on fat and exercise: truth about obesity among Black women / Portia Johnson and Yvonne Wesley -- Section II. Mental health. 6. Super sisters: daring to say it, depression / Shuana K. Tucker and Lisa M. Loury-Lomas -- 7. Dementia in African American women / Funmi A. Aiyegbo-Ohadike -- Section III. Environmental factors. 8. African American women, intimate partner violence, and community violence: health intersection and aftereffects / Lorraine E. Peeler -- 9. Health-care pathways and issues for African American women in prison / Catherine Fisher Collins
Control code
ocn816512968
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 168 pages
Isbn
9781440802973
Lccn
2013006761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440802973
  • (OCoLC)816512968

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