American Indian health : innovations in health care, promotion, and policy /

Other Authors: Rhoades, Everett R.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000
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Table of Contents:
  • The demographics of Indian health. The aboriginal peoples of America
  • Health conditions before Columbus : the paleopathology of native North Americans
  • Selected demographic characteristics of Indians. The political and administrative bases of Indian health. The relation of Indian nations to the U.S. government
  • The history and organization of Indian health services and systems
  • Data sources abd subsets of the Indian population. Major diseases and health conditions affecting Indians. Health status and clinical indicators
  • Genetic polymorphism and American Indian origins, affinities, and health
  • Maternal, child, and youth health
  • The rise of cardiovascular diseases
  • Cancer among American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Nutritional health and diet-related conditions
  • Diabetes mellitus and its complications
  • Unintentional injuries and trauma
  • Suicide among American Indians and Alaska Natives
  • Alcoholism and substance abuse
  • Tobacco use
  • Mental health and mental disorders
  • Diseases of the immune and collagen vascular systems
  • Infectious diseases
  • Oral health
  • Environmental health and construction programs. Special cultural and ethical considerations. Traditional Indian and modern Western medicine
  • Cultural considerations in providing care to American Indians
  • Research ethics and the American Indian
  • The future of Indian health.