African American Women's Health and Social Issues

African American Women's Health and Social Issues

2nd Edition

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Synopsis

Written by a team of experts that includes doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and chemists, this handbook focuses on the diseases that pose the greatest threat to African American women today. Topics include African American women and heart disease, sickle cell, breast cancer, diabetes, HIV and AIDS, as well as mental illness. Social issues that affect health are also examined, including poverty, homelessness, stress, racism, sexism, and treatment disparities. Two thirds of the chapters are all-new with fresh topics and information, and the remaining chapters have been completely updated.


This book will be of interest to health professionals and professors, social workers, counselors and students in these fields, as well as African American women seeking more information on these health threats.

Book information

ISBN: 9780275980825
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Imprint: Praeger
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 613.0424408996073
DEWEY edition: 22
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 502g
Height: 167mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 20mm