Immigrant medicine [electronic resource] / [edited by] Patricia Frye Walker, Elizabeth D. Barnett
- St. Louis, Mo. : Saunders Elsevier, 2007.
- Physical Description:
- xv, 765 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
- Additional Creators:
- Walker, Patricia Frye, Barnett, Elizabeth D. (Elizabeth Day), and ScienceDirect (Online service)
- Section 1 Introduction to immigrant medicine. An introduction to the field of refugee and immigrant healthcare -- Compassion -- Health and well-being of immigrants -- Action steps to improve the health of new Americans -- Language assistance for limited English proficient patients -- Communicating with limited English proficient patients -- Multicultural medicine -- Cultural competence -- Section 2 Medical screenings and immunizations for new immigrants. Overseas medical screening for immigrants and refugees -- US medical screening for immigrants and refugees -- Immunizations for immigrants -- Section 3 Epidemiology of disease and disorders in immigrants. Differential diagnoses of ill immigrants by organ system -- Diseases by country of origin -- Disease by race/ethnicity -- Disease with long latency periods -- Emerging infectious diseases of immigrant patients -- Section 4 Major diseases and disorders in immigrants. Tuberculosis -- Intestinal parasites -- Eosinophilia -- Hepatitis B global epidemiology, diagnosis, and prevention -- Management of chronic hepatitis B -- Skin problems -- Section 5 Additional diseases and disorders in immigrants. Chagas' disease (American Trypanosomiasis) -- Taenia Solium and neurocysticercosis -- Echinococcosis -- Giardiasis -- Helicobacter Pylori -- Hepatitis C -- Hookworm infection -- Leishmaniasis -- Leprosy -- Loiasis -- Lumpahtic Filariasis -- Malaria -- Inchocerciasis -- Schistosomiasis -- Strongyloides -- Section 6 Chronic illness in immigrants. Preventive healthcare in children -- Preventive healthcare and management of chronic disease in adults -- Women's health issues -- Women's reproductive health -- Dental diseases and disorders -- Anemia and red blood cell disorders -- and Section 7 Mental health and illness in immigrants. Epidemiology and risk factors -- Screening for mental health problems and history of torture -- Diagnosis and treatment of mental illness -- Survivors of torture -- Interpersonal violence towards women -- Children and adolescents -- Religion and spirituality in the lives of immigrants in the United States -- Section 8 Special issues in immigrant medicine. School readiness and bilingual education -- Vocational considerations -- Health literacy -- Healthcare for migrant workers -- Visiting friends and relatives
- 9780323070577 and 0323070574
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Reproduction Note:
- Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2009. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on May 15, 2009). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
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