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Health and social issues of Native American women

Author: Jennie Rose Joe; Francine C Gachupin
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2012.
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The Department of Health and Human Services reported that Native American women are second only to African American women in terms of death rate due to homicide and drug abuse. Psychiatric disorders such as depression and obesity-related diseases like diabetes are also common among Native populations. Not surprisingly, poverty, limited access to preventive health care, and some cultural barriers are at the heart of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Health and social issues of native American women.
Santa Barbara : Praeger, ©2012
(DLC) 2012021551
(OCoLC)756577021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennie Rose Joe; Francine C Gachupin
ISBN: 0313397147 9780313397141
OCLC Number: 827083266
Description: 1 online resource (x, 289 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction: Native American Women, Health, and Social Issues; Chapter 2: Interpretation of Changing and Diverse Roles of Native American Women in Light of Twenty-First-Century Lived Experience; Chapter 3: Alaska Native Women: 40 Years of Sociocultural Change; Chapter 4: The Impact of Federal Government Policies on American Indian and Alaska Native Health Care; Chapter 5: Health Disparity: The Morbidity and Mortality Picture; Chapter 6: Becoming an Elder: Native Women and Aging. Chapter 7: Addressing Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Native American CommunitiesChapter 8: The Struggle with the Devastation of Diabetes; Chapter 9: Domestic Violence in American Indian Communities: Background, Culture, and Legal Issues; Chapter 10: Native American Women: HIV/AIDS Risk and Activism; Chapter 11: Differences in Cancer Patterns in American Indian and Alaska Native Women across the United States; Chapter 12: Three Native Sisters: Being Young and the Need to Fit In; Chapter 13: Protections to Consider When Engaging American Indians/Alaska Natives in Human Subject Research. IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Editors and Contributors.
Responsibility: Jennie R. Joe and Francine C. Gachupin, editors ; foreword by Judith Salmon Kaur.

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This book serves as a much-needed source of information on the social and health issues that impact the health of Native American women in the United States, accompanied by invaluable historical,  Read more...

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