African American Women's Health and Social Issues, 2nd Edition (Hardcover)

By Catherine Fisher Collins (Editor)

Praeger Publishers, 9780275980825, 218pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2006

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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.

About the Author

Catherine Fisher Collins, PhD, is associate professor of Community and Human Services at State University at New York Empire State College. She is a nurse practitioner and holds a doctorate in Education Administration.