Download e-book for iPad: Immigrant Medicine by Patricia Frye Walker MD DTM&H, Elizabeth Day Barnett MD

By Patricia Frye Walker MD DTM&H, Elizabeth Day Barnett MD

ISBN-10: 0323034543

ISBN-13: 9780323034548

Immigrant drugs is the 1st accomplished consultant to taking good care of immigrant and refugee sufferer populations. Edited via of the best-known individuals to the transforming into canon of knowledge approximately immigrant medication, and written by means of a geographically diversified number of specialists, this booklet synthesizes the main functional and clinically appropriate details and offers it in an easy-to-access structure. a useful source for front-line clinicians and different healthcare pros, public health and wellbeing officers, and coverage makers, Immigrant drugs is destined to develop into the benchmark reference during this rising field.

  • Features specialist counsel on info assortment, felony, interpretive and social adjustment matters, in addition to most sensible practices in taking care of immigrants that will help you expectantly deal with all facets of immigrant medicine.
  • Includes unique discussions on significant melancholy, put up anxious rigidity sickness, and matters concerning torture so that you can successfully diagnose and deal with universal psychiatric issues.
  • Covers foreign and new-arrival screening and immunizations supplying you important advice.
  • Presents a templated diseases/disorders part with discussions on tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and customary parasites that is helping you simply deal with the ailments and syndromes you will definitely encounter.
  • Provides boxed positive factors and tables, differential diagnoses, and therapy algorithms that can assist you soak up details at a glance.
  • Includes a CD containing multi-lingual well-being schooling sheets and hyperlinks to additional multi-lingual assets so that you can simply train your sufferers.

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Php March 2006. 29. Annie E. Casey Foundation. The national community health advisor study. Arizona; 1998. 30. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. Critical links: fi ndings and forum highlights in the use of community health workers and interpreters in Minnesota. Minnesota; 2003. 31. Brownstein J, Bone L, Dennison C, et al. Community health workers as interventionists in the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke. Am J Preventive Med 2005; 29(581):128–133. 32. Kleinman A.

4 The link between minority status, low income, and health disparities is increasingly clear,5 but there is much missing in our understanding of possible links between health and immigration status or low English proficiency. 2 Access to care: what you can do If you are a policy maker, you can: Strengthen access to insurance and care for the poor. Immigrants are disproportionately poor and uninsured. Increase funding for prevention and treatment of communicable diseases such as TB and HIV-AIDS. Screening and early treatment are cost-effective and protect the community at large from serious infectious diseases.

Under further questioning, however, the nurse acknowledged that she did not know how to access an interpreter, had received no training on how to communicate with patients via an interpreter, and had not apprised the patient of his legal right to an interpreter. Unbeknown to the nurse, the Hmong patient was blind. This story is repeated every day in some form throughout the United States. Such stories represent an ongoing tragedy for limited English proficient (LEP) patients and their families who are denied high-quality healthcare as well as their civil rights.

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