Author Collins, Joshua C
Title Health and Wellness Concerns for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities : New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 142
Imprint Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014
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Series J-B ACE Single Issue Adult and Continuing Education Ser
J-B ACE Single Issue Adult and Continuing Education Ser
Note Intro -- Health and Wellness Concerns for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities -- CONTENTS -- EDITORS' NOTES -- 1 Disparities in Healthcare for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities -- Healthcare, Minorities, and Adult Education -- Minorities and Healthcare -- Racial Minorities -- Ethnic Minorities -- Sexual Minorities -- Social Issues in Healthcare for Minorities -- At the Intersection of Identity and Healthcare: Implications for Adult Education -- References -- 2 The Black Church: Promoting Health, Fighting Disparities -- Health Disparities Among African Americans -- Factors Contributing to Health Disparities -- Internal Factors -- External Factors -- Lack of Representation -- The Black Church -- Adult Educators and the Black Church -- Conclusion -- References -- 3 Literacy and Health Disparities -- Conceptualizing Health Literacy -- Measurement and Prevalence of Health Literacy -- Consequences of Low Health Literacy -- Connections to Print Literacy -- Suggestions for Practice -- Exemplary Initiatives -- Incorporate Health Literacy Into Existing Curricula -- Conclusion -- References -- 4 Injection Drug Users, Aboriginality, and HIV: A Postcolonial Glance From a Strong Ally -- Aboriginal Persons in British Columbia and Canada -- Indian Residential Schools and Their Legacies -- HIV/AIDS -- Community Response: Indigenous Knowledge -- Alcohol, Stigma, and the "Drunken Indian" -- The Strong Ally -- References -- 5 Alcoholism and Lesbians -- Definition of Alcoholism -- Models of Treatment for Alcoholism -- Lesbians and Alcoholism -- Stigma -- Minority Stress, Identity, and Shame -- Other Issues: Sexual Abuse and Depression -- Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Lesbian Recovered Alcoholics -- Alcoholics Anonymous: Noninclusive -- Alcoholics Anonymous: Inclusive -- Conclusions and Implications for Adult Educators and Related Professionals
References -- 6 Tobacco Use Among Sexual Minorities -- Why Should Adult Educators Be Concerned About Smoking in the LGBT Community? -- Why Are Smoking Rates Higher in the LGBT Community? -- Tobacco Industry Marketing -- Prevention and Awareness Campaigns -- Smoking Cessation Strategies -- Adult Education Smoking Cessation Projects -- Conclusion -- References -- 7 HIV-Negative Gay Men and Autoimmune Diseases -- The Issue: Gay Identity, HIV-Negative Status, and Autoimmune Diseases -- Assumptions -- Exclusion -- Dismissal -- Implications for Adult and Community Health Educators -- References -- 8 African American Women and HIV/AIDS -- HIV/AIDS Risk Factors and African American Women -- African American Women's Challenges of Living With HIV/AIDS -- African American Women and Learning to Live With HIV/AIDS -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- References -- 9 Partnerships and Collaborations in Promoting Health and Wellness in Minority Communities: Lessons Learned and Future Directions -- Health, Wellness, and Minority Communities -- Lessons Learned -- Future Directions -- References -- INDEX -- Order Form -- Advert -- EULA
Minority status in the United States often accompanies diminished access to education, employment, and subsequently health care. This volume explores factors that have contributed to health disparities among racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Focused on developing strategies for understanding these disparities and promoting wellness in minority communities, the authors highlight social forces such as racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, and homophobia, which continue to influence not only access to and quality of care but also perception and trust of health care professionals. The authors identify several common themes, including the importance of communication, intentional and unintentional discriminatory structures, and perhaps most significantly, the role of culturally relevant learning sites. This is the 142nd volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Collins, Joshua C. Health and Wellness Concerns for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities : New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, Number 142 Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2014 9781118916438
Subject Minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States.;Sexual minorities -- Health and hygiene -- United States
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