Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations: A Handbook for Practitioners and Students

Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations: A Handbook for Practitioners and Students

Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations: A Handbook for Practitioners and Students

The thoroughly updated Second Edition of Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations grounds readers in the understanding that health promotion programs in multicultural settings require an in-depth knowledge of the cultural group being targeted. Numerous advances and improvements in theory and practice in health promotion and disease prevention (HPDP) are presented. Editors Michael V Kline and Robert M Huff have expanded the book to include increased attention directed to students and instructors while also continuing to provide a handbook for practitioners in the field. This book combines the necessary pedagogical features of a textbook with the scholarship found in a traditional handbook.

Several new chapters have been added early in the text to provide stronger foundations for understanding the five sections that follow. The book considers five specific multicultural groups: Hispanic/Latino, African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, and Pacific Islander populations. The first chapter in each of the five population group sections presents an overview devoted to understanding this special population from a variety of perspectives. The second chapter of each section explains how to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs for each of the specific groups. The third chapter in each section highlights a case study to emphasize points made in the overview and planning chapters. The fourth chapter in each section provides “Tips” for working with the cultural groups described in that section.

New to the Second Edition

  • Devotes a chapter to traditional health beliefs and traditions that can help the practitioner better understand how these beliefs and traditions can impact on Western biomedical practices
  • Contains a new chapter that evaluates health disparities across the U.S.
  • Presents a new chapter that examines ethical dilemmas and considerations in a multicultural context
  • Offers updated citations and content throughout
  • Gives selected Web sites of interest

Intended Audience

This book is ideal for practitioners and students in the fields of health promotion and education, public health, nursing, medicine, psychology, sociology, social work, physical therapy, radiology technology and other allied professions.

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  1. dn said,

    Wrote on March 3, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

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    3.0 out of 5 stars
    keep the first edition, July 1, 2010
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    there is no need to purchase this edition of the book. the previous edition is the same as this edition. the authors changed a few pictures and a couple of words; unfortunately, this is so because of the lack of excessive change to the facts, research, etc. that has made this book possible.

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  2. Renee J. Sowders "truebloodfan" said,

    Wrote on March 3, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    review of health promotions, February 6, 2010
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    this book was bought for a class on multicultural issues, it is well organized. Sometimes the authors are a little boring when they write about theoretical approaches to health promotion among various cultures. Overall good reference for different health concerns of various cultures.

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