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Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Context, Controversies, and Solutions, 2nd Edition

  • Patti R Rose
  • ISBN-10: 1284197794
  • ISBN-13: 9781284197792
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

The new second edition of this forward-thinking text goes beyond the discussion of health disparities to highlight the importance of health equity. As the new title suggests, Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Context, Controversies, and Solutions helps the reader understand key social justice issues relevant to health disparities with an eye to creating greater health equity – taking the reader from the classroom to the real world to implement new solutions.


  • Two new chapters: one on the impact of urban education on urban health (Ch 4) and another covering the elderly and health equity (Ch 10)

  • Updated and enhanced coverage on men’s health, demographic data, the importance of cultural proficiency, maternal mortality and Black women, and much more.

  • Current trends and movements, including the role of social media in the provision of health care information for improved health literacy; mass incarceration and criminal justice reform; and new efforts toward resolving health disparities.

  • Case studies and problems engage students in thinking about health disparities/equity and diversity issues and prompt them to consider possible solutions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Health Disparities: The Meaning and a Historical Overview
Chapter 3: The Extent of the Health Status Gap and Why It Has Not Been Closed
Chapter 4: Understanding the Impact of Urban Education on Urban Health
Chapter 5: Health Disparities by the Numbers and Obamacare
Chapter 6: Health Disparities in Urban Communities: The Issues, Concerns, and Solutions
Chapter 7: Health Disparities in Rural Communities
Chapter 8: Women and Health Disparities: Specific Issues, Concerns, and Solutions
Chapter 9: Health Disparities and the Impact on the Lives of Children: Issues, Concerns, and Solutions
Chapter 10: The Elderly and Health Equity
Chapter 11: The Future of Health Disparities and Diversity: Recommendations Toward Solutions
Chapter 12: Case Studies and Health Disparities
Chapter 13: What Is Diversity and Who Defines It?
Chapter 14: Diversity in Health Care: Making It Happen and Sustaining It
Chapter 15: Cultural Competence Versus Diversity: Why Cultural Competence Also Matters
Chapter 16: Case Studies and Diversity
Chapter 17: Closing the Health Status Gap: A Spiritual Approach Toward Resolution

Appendix I: The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards)
Appendix II: Cultural Competence Assessment Survey: Executive Team and Management
Appendix III: Cultural Competence Assessment Survey: Staff
Appendix IV: Cultural Competence Assessment Survey: Health Professionals
Appendix V: Sample Components of a Diversity Plan
Appendix VI: Cultural Competence Plan
Appendix VII: Abbreviations
Appendix VIII: Durant's Model for Diversity and Inclusion
Appendix IX: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Diversity Portfolios
Appendix X: Resources: Healthcare Academic Program Accreditation Organizations
Appendix XI: University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Pipeline Into Medical School
Appendix XI: Suggested Readings
Appendix XIII: Racial and Ethnic Data for Students of Color in Veterinary Medicine
Appendix XIV: Men's Health
Appendix XV: First Step Act (H.R. 5682)