eBook Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
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  • ISBN-10: 144195659X
  • ISBN-13: 9781441956590
  • DDC: 362.108691
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1516 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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About

Overview

There is increasing interest in the scientific literature on immigrant health and its impact on disease transmission, disease prevention, health promotion, well-being on an individual and population level, health policy, and the cost of managing all these issues on an individual, institutional, national, and global level. The need for accurate and up-to-date information is particularly acute due to the increasing numbers of immigrants and refugees worldwide as the result of natural disasters, political turmoil, the growing numbers of immigrants to magnet countries, and the increasing costs of associated health care that are being felt by governments around the world. The first portion of the encyclopedia contains chapters that are approximately 25 to 40 manuscript pages in length. Each overview chapter includes a list of references and suggested readings for cross referencing within the encyclopedia. The opening chapters are: Immigration in the Global Context, Immigration Processes and Health in the U.S.: A Brief History, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Culture-Specific Diagnoses, Health Determinants, Occupational and Environmental Health, Methodological Issues in Immigrant Health Research, Ethical Issues in Research with Immigrants and Refugees, Ethical Issues in the Clinical Context. The second portion of the book consists of alphabetical entries that relate to the health of immigrants. Entries are interdisciplinary and are drawn from the following fields of study: anthropology, demographics, history, law, linguistics, medicine, population studies, psychology, religion, and sociology. Each entry is followed by a listing of suggested readings and suggested resources, and also links to related terms within the whole book.

Features and Benefits

  • A repository of knowledge for a broad field of study containing 586 entries.
  • Offers extensive cross-referencing to an interdisciplinary field of study.
  • Draws from the fields of public health, psychology, anthropology, sociology and law.
  • Health contributions from leading researchers and scholars from around the world.

Contributors

Contributors

  • Sana Loue
  • Martha Sajatovic

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Other Frontmater.
Copyright Page.
Introduction.
Table of Contents.
Editors-in-Chief.
Editorial Board.
List of Contributors.
Immigrant Health Overview Chapters.
Immigration in the Global Context.
Immigration Processes and Health in the U.S.: A Brief History.
Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Culture-Specific Diagnoses.
Health Determinants.
Occupational and Environmental Health.
Methodological Issues in Immigrant Health Research.
Ethical Issues in Research with Immigrants and Refugees.
Ethical Issues in the Clinical Context.
1: Access to Care.
2: Acculturation.
3: Acculturative Stress.
4: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
5: Acupressure.
6: Acupuncture.
7: Addiction and Substance Abuse.
8: Adherence.
9: Administration on Aging.
10: Adolescent Health.
11: Adoption.
12: Affidavit of Support.
13: Africa.
14: AIDS Knowledge.
15: Air Pollution.
16: Alcohol Use Disorders.
17: Allergies.
18: Ambiguous Loss.
19: Ambulatory Care.
20: Ambulatory Care Utilization.
21: Amnesty.
22: Amnesty International.
23: Amok.
24: Anger.
25: Anti-Asian Violence.
26: Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (U.S.).
27: Anxiety.
28: Appetite Suppressants.
29: Arab-Americans.
30: Argentina.
31: Arthritis.
32: Asia.
33: Asian Americans.
34: Asian Indians.
35: Asians.
36: Assimilation.
37: Asthma.
38: Asylum.
39: Ataque de Nervios.
40: Australia.
41: Autonomy.
42: Autopsy.
43: Back Pain.
44: Bangladesh.
45: Barriers to Care.
46: Battered Spouse.
47: Behavioral Health.
48: Bereavement.
49: Berlin Wall.
50: Betel Nut.
51: Bigamy.
52: Birth Control.
53: Birth Defects.
54: Birth Weight Paradox.
55: Bisexual.
56: Blacks.
57: Blood Cholesterol.
58: Blood Glucose.
59: Blood Pressure.
60: Body Image.
61: Body Mass Index.
62: Body Shape.
63: Border.
64: Border Health.
65: Bracero Program.
66: Brain Death.
67: Brain Drain.
68: Brain Fag.
69: Brazil.
70: Breast Cancer.
71: Breast Cancer Screening.
72: Breast Self-Examination.
73: Breastfeeding.
74: Built Environment.
75: Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
76: Cambodia.
77: Canada.
78: Cancer.
79: Cancer Health Disparities.
80: Cancer Incidence.
81: Cancer Mortality.
82: Cancer Prevention.
83: Cancer Screening.
84: Cardiovascular Disease.
85: Cardiovascular Risk Factors.
86: Caregiving and Caregiver Burden.
87: Celiac Disease.
88: Central America.
89: Cervical Cancer.
90: Chain Migration.
91: Chaldean Americans.
92: Chemical Exposure.
93: Chernobyl Sequelae.
94: Child.
95: Child Abuse.
96: Child Development.
97: Child Health and Mortality.
98: Child Health Care Access.
99: Child Labor.
100: Child Rearing.
101: Childhood Injuries.
102: Chinatown.
103: Chinese.
104: Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (U.S.).
105: Christianity.
106: Chronic Disease.
107: Chronic Pain.
108: Citizenship.
109: Civil Rights Act of 1964 (U.S.).
110: Civil War.
111: Cocaine.
112: Cognitive Testing.
113: Collectivism.
114: Colombia.
115: Colon Cancer and Screening.
116: Colonialism.
117: Colorectal Cancer.
118: Communicable Disease of Public Health Significance.
119: Communication Barriers.
120: Community.
121: Community Health Workers.
122: Community Organizing.
123: Community Programs.
124: Community-Based Participatory Research.
125: Community-Oriented Primary Care.
126: Compadrazgo.
127: Compliance.
128: Confianza.
129: Convention Against Torture.
130: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
131: Cortisol.
132: Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences.
133: Cross-Cultural Health.
134: Cross-Cultural Medicine.
135: Cultural Adaptation Resources.
136: Cultural Background.
137: Cultural Competence.
138: Cultural Humility.
139: Culture Shock.
140: Cupping.
141: Curandero.
142: Customary Marriage.
143: Dementia.
144: Dental Caries.
145: Department of Homeland Security.
146: Depression.
147: Detention.
148: Dhat.
149: Diabetes Mellitus.
150: Dietary Patterns.
151: Disability.
152: Disasters.
153: Discrimination.
154: Disease Prevention.
155: Disordered Eating.
156: Disordered Gambling.
157: Displaced Populations.
158: Divorce.
159: Doctors Without Borders.
160: Domestic Violence.
161: Dowry.
162: Drug Abuse.
163: Drug Use.
164: East Asians.
165: Eastern Europe.
166: Education.
167: Ellis Island.
168: Emergency Services.
169: Emic.
170: Emigration.
171: Emotions.
172: Empathy.
173: Employment.
174: End-of-Life Care.
175: End-Stage Renal Disease.
176: English as a Second Language.
177: Environmental Exposure.
178: Environmental Health.
179: Environmental Justice.
180: Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
1: H1N1 Virus.
2: Hague Convention on Child Abduction.
3: Haiti.
4: Health Barriers.
5: Health Beliefs.
6: Health Care.
7: Health Care Utilization.
8: Health Disparities.
9: Health Education.
10: Health Insurance.
11: Health Literacy.
12: Health Outcomes.
13: Health Perception.
14: Health Policy.
15: Health Promotion.
16: Health Services Research.
17: Health Services Utilization.
18: Health Status.
19: Healthy Immigrant.
20: Heat Stroke.
21: Helicobacter Pylori.
22: Helsinki Declarations.
23: Hepatitis.
24: Herbal Medicines.
25: Heroin.
26: Hijos de Crianza.
27: Hispanic Health Paradox.
28: Hispanics.
29: Hmong.
30: Holocaust.
31: Homicide.
32: Homosexuality.
33: Hong Kong.
34: Honor Killing.
35: Hospice.
36: Hospitalization.
37: Housing.
38: Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
39: Human Rights.
40: Hwa-Byung.
41: Hypertension.
42: Hypothermia.
43: Identity.
44: Illegal Immigration.
45: Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (U.S.).
46: Immigrant Health Disparities.
47: Immigrant Visa Status.
48: Immigration Act of 1924 (U.S.).
49: Immigration Act of 1990 (U.S.).
50: Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965 (U.S.).
51: Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (U.S.).
52: Immigration and Naturalization Service.
53: Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (U.S.).
54: Immigration Status.
55: Immunization.
56: Inadmissibility on Health Grounds.
57: India.
58: Individualism.
59: Infant Mortality.
60: Infectious Diseases.
61: Influenza.
62: Informed Consent.
63: Inheritance.
64: Injection Drug Use.
65: Injuries.
66: Insomnia.
67: Intelligence Testing.
68: Intergenerational Differences.
69: Internally Displaced Persons.
70: International Adoption.
71: International Health Regulations.
72: International Labour Organization.
73: International Organization for Migration.
74: Internment.
75: Interpreter Services.
76: Intestinal Parasites.
77: Intimate Partner Violence.
78: Iraq.
79: Ireland.
80: Irregular Immigration.
81: Islam.
82: Isolation.
83: Italy.
84: Jamaica.
85: Japan.
86: Jewish Migration.
87: Job Stress.
88: Judaism.
89: Karma.
90: Kennedy, Edward.
91: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald.
92: Korea.
93: Kwashiorkor.
94: Labor Migration.
95: Labor Unions.
96: Language.
97: Language Acculturation.
98: Language Barriers.
99: Late-in-Life Migration.
100: Latinos.
101: Lead Poisoning.
102: Legal Services.
103: Leisure-Time Physical Activity.
104: Leprosy.
105: Liberia.
106: Life Expectancy.
107: Lifestyle.
108: Limited English Proficiency.
109: Linguistic Minority Community.
110: Literacy.
111: Liver Cancer.
112: Liver Cirrhosis.
113: Locura.
114: Loneliness.
115: Low Literacy Level.
116: Machismo/Macho.
117: Mal de Ojo.
118: Malaria.
119: Mammography.
120: Managed Care.
121: Maquiladora.
122: Marginalization.
123: Marianismo.
124: Marijuana.
125: Marriage.
126: Maternal Dietary Intake.
127: Maternal Employment.
128: Matrifocal Family.
129: Media.
130: Medicaid.
131: Medical Examination (for Immigration).
132: Medical Interpretation.
133: Medically Indigent.
134: Medicare.
135: Melting Pot.
136: Menopause.
137: Mental Health.
138: Mental Illness.
139: Metabolic Syndrome.
140: Mexico.
141: Midwife.
142: Migrant Day Laborers.
143: Migrant Farmworkers.
144: Military-U.S..
145: Mixed Methods.
146: Mood Disorders.
147: Mortality and Morbidity.
148: Multiculturalism.
149: Music Therapy.
150: Muslim.
151: Myanmar.
152: Nanny.
153: Narghile.
154: Narrative Research.
155: National Origins Act of 1924 (U.S.).
156: Nativism.
157: Naturalization.
158: Neoplasms.
159: Nervios.
160: New York City.
161: Nigeria.
162: Non-Governmental Organization.
163: Nuclear Trauma.
164: Nuremberg Code.
165: Nurse/Nurse Practitioner.
166: Nursing Relief Act of 1989 (U.S.).
167: Nursing Shortage.
168: Nutrient Intake.
169: Nutrition.
170: Nutrition Programs.
171: Obesity.
172: Occupational Health.
173: Occupational Injury.
174: Occupational Integration.
175: Oral Health.
176: Oral Hygiene.
177: Paan.
178: Pacific Islanders.
179: Padrino.
180: Pain.
181: Pakistan.
182: Panel Physician.
183: Pap Test.
184: Patient Satisfaction.
185: Pediatrics.
186: Peer Education.
187: Percent Body Fat.
188: Personality.
189: Pesticides.
190: Peyote.
191: Philippines.
192: Photonarrative.
193: Physical Activity.
194: Physician–Patient Communication.
195: Pibloktoq.
196: Plague.
197: Poland.
198: Portugal.
199: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
200: Poverty.