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African American Women''s Life Issues Today : Vital Health and Social Matters

By: Collins, Catherine Fisher.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2013Description: 1 online resource (210 p.).ISBN: 9781440802980.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: African American Women''s Life Issues Today: Vital Health and Social MattersOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword: Sick, Tired, and Healing; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction on the Health and Social Status of African American Women; HEALTH DISPARITIES IN BLACK AND WHITE; REFERENCES; SECTION I: PHYSICAL HEALTH; 1 Health Disparities and Cardiovascular Disease in African American Women; BACKGROUND; HEALTH BELIEF MODEL AND PREVENTATIVE HEALTH-PROMOTING BEHAVIORS; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 2 African American Women: Living with Sickle Cell Disease; PURPOSE; BACKGROUND; MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY; PREVALENCE AND INCIDENCE
DEFINITION AND ETIOLOGYGENETICS; TRANSMISSION; DIAGNOSIS; THERAPY FOR SCD; WOMEN WITH SCD; FUTURE RESEARCH IN SCD; REFERENCES; 3 Promoting Cervical Cancer Prevention among African American Women; CERVICAL CANCER; CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING: THE PAP TEST; ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS; CERVICAL CANCER VACCINES; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 4 African American Women and Breast Cancer Issues; WHAT MY GRANDMOTHER DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BREAST CANCER; FINANCIAL STATUS AND SURVIVAL DISPARITIES: WHAT'S BEING POOR GOT TO DO WITH IT?; UNDERSTANDING OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY: BLACK WOMEN SEE ONLY CURVES
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN UNDER FORTY: AM I TOO YOUNG TO HAVE BREAST CANCER?WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE TRIPLE NEGATIVE?; BREAST CANCER SCREENING: AM I "BORROWING TROUBLE"?; BARRIERS TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING; IS IT DELAY IN SEEKING TREATMENT OR SELF-CARE FOR BREAST CANCER SYMPTOMS?; ACCESS TO CARE AND CLINICAL STUDIES; STRENGTH AND SILENCE: WAS MY GRANDMOTHER A "SUPERWOMAN"?; GETTING CONNECTED AND OTHER WAYS TO SURVIVE BREAST CANCER; PSYCHOSOCIAL CONCERNS OF YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN; I'VE BEEN THROUGH SOMETHING: BREAST CANCER SURVIVORSHIP
WE'VE COME THIS FAR BY FAITH: SPIRITUALITY AS A WAY OF COPINGSUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES OF ENGAGING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 5 The Skinny on Fat and Exercise: Truth about Obesity among Black Women; INTRODUCTION; FAT MEASUREMENTS AND GENETICS; BLACK MEN'S PERCEPTION OF FAT; LIFESTYLE PATTERNS: FRIEND OR FOE; TREATMENT AND OBESITY PREVENTION; CONCLUSION; NOTE; REFERENCES; SECTION II: MENTAL HEALTH; 6 Super Sisters: Daring to Say It . . . Depression; WOMEN AND DEPRESSION; AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND DEPRESSION; STIGMA; I AM A SUPERWOMAN . . . MAYBE NOT!; COPING; CONCLUSION
REFERENCES7 Dementia in African American Women; TYPES OF DEMENTIA; PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS; DISEASE PROGRESSION; TREATMENTS; SUPPLEMENTS; NONPHARMACOLOGIC INTERVENTIONS; CAREGIVERS; ADVANCED CARE PLANNING; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; SECTION III: ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS; 8 African American Women, Intimate Partner Violence, and Community Violence: Health Intersections and Aftereffects; INTRODUCTION TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; COMMUNITY VIOLENCE; HEALTH-INTERACTIONS AND AFTEREFFECTS; PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES; CONCLUSION-FUTURE CHALLENGE; REFERENCES
9 Health-Care Pathways and Issues for African American Women in Prison
Summary: 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.
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Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword: Sick, Tired, and Healing; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction on the Health and Social Status of African American Women; HEALTH DISPARITIES IN BLACK AND WHITE; REFERENCES; SECTION I: PHYSICAL HEALTH; 1 Health Disparities and Cardiovascular Disease in African American Women; BACKGROUND; HEALTH BELIEF MODEL AND PREVENTATIVE HEALTH-PROMOTING BEHAVIORS; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 2 African American Women: Living with Sickle Cell Disease; PURPOSE; BACKGROUND; MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY; PREVALENCE AND INCIDENCE

DEFINITION AND ETIOLOGYGENETICS; TRANSMISSION; DIAGNOSIS; THERAPY FOR SCD; WOMEN WITH SCD; FUTURE RESEARCH IN SCD; REFERENCES; 3 Promoting Cervical Cancer Prevention among African American Women; CERVICAL CANCER; CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING: THE PAP TEST; ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS; CERVICAL CANCER VACCINES; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 4 African American Women and Breast Cancer Issues; WHAT MY GRANDMOTHER DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT BREAST CANCER; FINANCIAL STATUS AND SURVIVAL DISPARITIES: WHAT'S BEING POOR GOT TO DO WITH IT?; UNDERSTANDING OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY: BLACK WOMEN SEE ONLY CURVES

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN UNDER FORTY: AM I TOO YOUNG TO HAVE BREAST CANCER?WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE TRIPLE NEGATIVE?; BREAST CANCER SCREENING: AM I "BORROWING TROUBLE"?; BARRIERS TO BREAST CANCER SCREENING; IS IT DELAY IN SEEKING TREATMENT OR SELF-CARE FOR BREAST CANCER SYMPTOMS?; ACCESS TO CARE AND CLINICAL STUDIES; STRENGTH AND SILENCE: WAS MY GRANDMOTHER A "SUPERWOMAN"?; GETTING CONNECTED AND OTHER WAYS TO SURVIVE BREAST CANCER; PSYCHOSOCIAL CONCERNS OF YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN; I'VE BEEN THROUGH SOMETHING: BREAST CANCER SURVIVORSHIP

WE'VE COME THIS FAR BY FAITH: SPIRITUALITY AS A WAY OF COPINGSUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES OF ENGAGING AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 5 The Skinny on Fat and Exercise: Truth about Obesity among Black Women; INTRODUCTION; FAT MEASUREMENTS AND GENETICS; BLACK MEN'S PERCEPTION OF FAT; LIFESTYLE PATTERNS: FRIEND OR FOE; TREATMENT AND OBESITY PREVENTION; CONCLUSION; NOTE; REFERENCES; SECTION II: MENTAL HEALTH; 6 Super Sisters: Daring to Say It . . . Depression; WOMEN AND DEPRESSION; AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND DEPRESSION; STIGMA; I AM A SUPERWOMAN . . . MAYBE NOT!; COPING; CONCLUSION

REFERENCES7 Dementia in African American Women; TYPES OF DEMENTIA; PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS; DISEASE PROGRESSION; TREATMENTS; SUPPLEMENTS; NONPHARMACOLOGIC INTERVENTIONS; CAREGIVERS; ADVANCED CARE PLANNING; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; SECTION III: ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS; 8 African American Women, Intimate Partner Violence, and Community Violence: Health Intersections and Aftereffects; INTRODUCTION TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; COMMUNITY VIOLENCE; HEALTH-INTERACTIONS AND AFTEREFFECTS; PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES; CONCLUSION-FUTURE CHALLENGE; REFERENCES

9 Health-Care Pathways and Issues for African American Women in Prison

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.

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<p> Catherine Fisher Collins , DEd, is associate professor of community and human services at the State University of New York Empire State College.</p>

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