The term culture has increasingly been used in the discourse of public health, for example, with respect to issues of health disparities in the U.S., the development and implementation of 'culturally competent' or 'culturally appropriate' programs, and in many other ways. What exactly is culture, however? Published in partnership with the American Public Health Association, this newest offering in the Essential Public Health series examines what is meant by culture, the ways in which culture intersects with health issues, how public health efforts can benefit by understanding and working with cultural processes, and a brief selection of conceptual tools and research methods that are useful in identifying relationships between culture and health. Essentials of Health, Culture, and Diversity includes practical guidelines for incorporating cultural understanding in public health settings, and examples of programs where that has occurred.

Part One: Culture and the Human Condition ' An Introduction Chapter 1: There is Health, and There is Health: An Introductory Conversation about Health from Different Cultural Perspectives. Chapter 2: The Starting Point: Defining Culture, Defining Health Part Two: Tools and Perspectives for Understanding the Relationship between Culture and Health Chapter 3: Ethnomedicine: Cultural Health Systems of Related Knowledge and Practice Chapter 4: Ethnomedicine II ' Cultural Systems of Psychology, Mental and Emotional Health Chapter 5: The Moral Dimension ' The Relationship of Etiology to Morality (and Stigma) in Cultural Beliefs and Practices Related to Health Chapter 6: Culture, Healers, and the Institutions of Health Chapter 7: Socio-Cultural Ecologies of Disease and Illness: The Creation of Vulnerability Chapter 8: Culture, Subculture and Constructions of Health Risk Part Three: Applying Concepts of Cultural Diversity to Health Promotion Chapter 9: The Dimensions of Culture and a Sampling of Current Public Health Challenges Chapter 10: Research Strategies to Help Identify Cultural Factors: A Brief Primer Chapter 11: Incorporating Cultural Knowledge in Public Health Interventions: Selected Examples Chapter 12: Wrapping Up: Cultural Competence in Public Health


SKU 9780763780456
Publisher Jones & Bartlett
Brand Jones & Bartlett
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