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Ethnic factors in health and disease

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Migration of people across the world - from the Caribbean and Indian subcontinents and Africa to Europe, and from many regions to North America - has led to novel disease patterns, changes in medical practice and, not least, new information on the causes and mechanisms of disease.;As migrant communities tend to retain cultural and dietary habits, their associated health problems change subtly in response to a new environment and health services have to respond to illnesses and customs not previously encountered.;This book is a portrait of modern clinical epidemiology: applying the principles of studying disease in populations to everyday clinical practice. The text reviews the epidemiology, sociology and clinical features of health and disease in modern multi-ethnic society. It aims to dispel much of the misconception and ignorance of ethnic origin, "race" and health. It illustrates the value of migrant studies in unravelling the aetiology of specific diseases, indicating how research into the similarities and genuine differences between ethnic groups provides clues for understanding, and managing, a broad of disease. Aspects of prevention are also discussed.;Aimed primarily at clinicians but also at those health and community workers interested in the area, this book provides a wide-ranging review of the new influences on European, North American and Caribbean health.

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Paperback
ISBN-10:
0750619694
ISBN-13:
9780750619691
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann

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Migration of people across the world - from the Caribbean and Indian subcontinents and Africa to Europe, and from many regions to North America - has led to novel disease patterns, changes in medical practice and, not least, new information on the causes and mechanisms of disease.;As migrant communities tend to retain cultural and dietary habits, their associated health problems change subtly in response to a new environment and health services have to respond to illnesses and customs not previously encountered.;This book is a portrait of modern clinical epidemiology: applying the principles of studying disease in populations to everyday clinical practice. The text reviews the epidemiology, sociology and clinical features of health and disease in modern multi-ethnic society. It aims to dispel much of the misconception and ignorance of ethnic origin, "race" and health. It illustrates the value of migrant studies in unravelling the aetiology of specific diseases, indicating how research into the similarities and genuine differences between ethnic groups provides clues for understanding, and managing, a broad of disease. Aspects of prevention are also discussed.;Aimed primarily at clinicians but also at those health and community workers interested in the area, this book provides a wide-ranging review of the new influences on European, North American and Caribbean health.

Condition:
As new
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0750619694
ISBN-13:
9780750619691
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann

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