Mexican Americans & health : sana! sana! / Adela de la Torre & Antonio L. Estrada

Author(s): Torre, Adela de la
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Subjects: Mexican Americans--Health and hygiene
Mexican Americans--Medical care
Minorities--Health and hygiene
Minorities--Medical care
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2001
Series: Mexican American experience
Mexican American studies series
LC Classification: R, RA
Physical Description: xxxv, 156 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of Figures
List of Tables
Acronyms Used in the Text
Acknowledgments
"I'm healthy but ...": Introduction
Overview of Health Care Issues for People of Mexican Origin
Interviewee Personal Profiles
Notes
1. "It was just an ideal location": An Introduction to the Mexican-Origin Population 1
Political-Geographic Concentration of the Mexican-Origin Population 2
Historical Concentration of the Mexican-Origin Population 6
Language Status 9
Educational Level 12
Occupational Location 15
2. "It's about having a healthy body": The Health Status of Mexican Americans 23
The Historical Context of Health and Disease 23
The Sociocultural Basis of Health and Disease 25
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Mexican American Community 27
The Health Status of Mexican American Subgroups 30
The Mexican American Morbidity and Mortality Paradox 47
3. "One starts with marijuana ...": Understanding Substance Abuse and AIDS 54
Prevalence of Drug Use among Mexican American Adolescents and Adults 55
Causal Factors in Substance Use 57
The Co-occurrence of Violence and Substance Use among Mexican American Adolescents 61
Adverse Health Consequences of Drug Use 61
Prevention Issues among Hispanic Youth and Adolescents 68
4. "Treated like second-class citizens": Health Care Access 75
What Is Health Care Access? 76
Who Are the Uninsured? 77
Financial Access to Care: A Crisis for Mexican-Origin Patients 77
Risk Factors That Influence the Health Insurance Coverage of the Mixican-Origin Population 83
The Role of Minority Health Care Professionals in Access to Care 89
5. "My doctor doesn't car": Cultural Competency in Health Care Services 97
Linguistic Competency: A Significant Component of Cultural Competency 97
The Impact of Mexican Folklore, Language, and Health 100
Cultural Competency: Implications for the Mexican-Origin Population 103
Understanding the Role of Gender and Cultural Competency 106
Implementation of Cultural Competency: Implications for the Mexican-Origin Population 108
A Patient's Guide for Assessing the Cultural Competency of a Health Care Provider 112
Beyond Cultural Competency: Some Final Thoughts 113
6. "This is about healing, about people getting better prevention": Future Trends in Mexican American Health 119
Mexican American Health Policy in the Twenty-First Century 122
Glossary 125
Bibliography 139
Index 149
Alternate Titles: Cover title: Mexican Americans and health
Additional Authors: Estrada, Antonio L
Notes: LCCN: 00012932
ISBN: 0816519765
Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-147) and index
OCLC Number: 45603908
ISBN/ISSN: 0816519765