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by Raymond M. Nakamura

There is a disproportionate number of health problems faced by minority Americans, and they often go unnoticed due to the equally disproportionate burdens of poverty, sickness and death which plague minority citizens. These problems are a result of complex social, economic and political factors, and Nakamura provides a revealing discussion of all of them. In this book, Nakamura discusses the health issues and problems faced by African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. This book brings into focus 1) the many health problems faced by ethnic minority Americans, 2) an evaluation of what is known and what is not known about the health problems ethnic minority Americans face, and 3) the need for a re-evaluation and reorganization of the health care system to better serve the needs of all Americans. This coverage gives readers more of an eclectic appreciation of diverse health practices in other cultures. Health educators, nurses, doctors, and public health officials and hospital administrators who deal with health issues as they relate to multiculturalism, diversity, minority or emigrant health.
Download Health in America: A Multicultural Perspective epub
ISBN: 0205290124
ISBN13: 978-0205290123
Category: Other
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
Author: Raymond M. Nakamura
Language: English
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 1 edition (November 10, 1998)
Pages: 272 pages
ePUB size: 1718 kb
FB2 size: 1248 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 512
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Mustard Forgotten
Overall the book touches on some good points and it's an interesting read, but as a class's an absolute nightmare.

It's an unorganized book filled with grammatical mistakes (to the point sometimes it's painful). It's astounding they make students by this book when publishers obviously spent little time prepping the book for publication.

I found my prof's tests on this book were very hard because this book dabbles in SO many mundane details without building on any of them sufficiently. Quite the pain in the arse.

A crap book, but required for my class, therefore the only reason why I own it.
This book addresses important issues but somehow still manages to be terrible.

The content is decent, but organization within chapters is not very fluid; it's not necessarily blocky, but has the feel of a lot of short semi-related journal articles strung together. Main concepts and themes are unclear and are not emphasized.

Many large sections are the book are statistics, one after another. The statistics occasionally directly contradict each other and even the accompanying narrative. Although only a small percentage of the statistics are flawed, any noticeable amount of inaccuracy in a published work by a PhD is dangerous.

And don't even get me started on typos.

As a student, I feel lost as to which points the author feels are central and which are just meant as background information. I appreciate the importance of the issues the book brings up, but the quality just doesn't deliver.
Don't buy this book if you don't need it for a class. This should apply to nearly everyone not taking the author as a lecturer. If you do have the author as a lecturer, you'll be delighted to know that his lectures cover this material in its entirety, and as an added bonus, you can't "hear" sentence fragments.

Avoid this book, unless you need to burn it to stay warm.
This was the assigned textbook for a Kinesiology class at the author's university and I get the feeling that was the only reason this book was chosen since it is horribly written. This is supposed to be a second edition but reads like a rough draft copy. There are countless spelling mistakes, examples of improper grammar, out of place paragraphs and statistics that simply don't add up. It's hard to believe much of what the author has to say in between when the pages are littered with that stuff.

If this is for personal use or research, go somewhere else. If it's an assigned textbook, send this review to your professor and ask them to reconsider.