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ISBN-13 9780135045626ISBN-10 0135045622
ISBN-10 0135035899ISBN-13 9780135035894
Author(s): Rachel E. Spector,
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 432

The seventh edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, it examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives.