Asian American Communities and Health: Context, Research, by Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Nadia Shilpi Islam, Mariano Jose Rey

By Chau Trinh-Shevrin, Nadia Shilpi Islam, Mariano Jose Rey

This ground-breaking textbook examines Asian American future health from a public well-being viewpoint. It presents an summary of the social, political, financial, and cultural forces that impression the distribution of illness and disorder in Asian American groups. The ebook explores the range in the Asian neighborhood with recognize to wellbeing and fitness looking habit and information, socioeconomic prestige, academic point, cultural traditions, and particular healthiness care wishes and concerns. by way of interpreting the contextual components that impression well-being, the ebook seeks to facilitate a significant discussion and establish artistic strategies for wellbeing and fitness disparities confronted through racial and ethnic minority groups.

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Shibusawa’s clinical experiences have been in the areas of geriatric, psychiatric, and school social work. She is a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. ■■■ LOIS M. TAKAHASHI, PhD, is an associate professor of urban planning at the UCLA School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on social service delivery in the United States and environmental governance issues in Southeast Asian cities. She is currently involved in several new projects that investigate the dynamics of social capital, especially related to health in impoverished communities.

Thus, the need for theoretically relevant research must be balanced with the need for empirical data on the Asian American community. FOCUS ON CONTEXT: A NEW LENS TO UNDERSTAND ASIAN AMERICAN HEALTH A large proportion of the literature regarding Asian American health has focused on individual-level risk factors of health. The premise of the book is to shift focus away from individual-level factors and place attention on the overall context that these individual-level factors play in the larger landscape.

2008). 5. Percentage of Adults Eighteen Years and Older with Feelings of Serious Psychological Distress, by Race and Ethnicity, United States, 2004–2006 Note: NHOPI ‫ ؍‬Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. Source: Adapted from Barnes et al. (2008). ” More than two decades later, Lin-Fu (1988) condemned the notion of Asian Americans as a model minority, particularly with regard to their health status. While other scholars had written about this topic and disputed the myth, especially on mental health issues, Lin-Fu’s article, which was widely disseminated and discussed, argued that the research that had been conducted on this population was both inadequate and misleading.

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