28 February 2012 ~ 2 Comments

The Complex Process of Getting Health Care in America

Accessing health care in this country can be a complex process for many of us. The first question we often ask ourselves is, “Do I need to see a doctor?” We tend to answer that question with a series of other questions. How much will it cost (especially if I don’t have insurance)? Will my […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on An introduction to minority health resources on the World Wide Web

An introduction to minority health resources on the World Wide Web

Health care professionals and consumers often need information about, or targeted to, non-White or non-English speaking populations. Minority health resources sponsored by a variety of organizations are increasingly being made available on the World Wide Web. This information is easily accessible to providers, patients, and families, and community service agencies. The heterogeneity of sponsors, ranging […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Health disparities among adults with developmental disabilities, adults with other disabilities, and adults not reporting disability in North Carolina

Health disparities among adults with developmental disabilities, adults with other disabilities, and adults not reporting disability in North Carolina

OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were (1) to identify disparities between adults with developmental disabilities and non-disabled adults in health and medical care, and (2) to compare this pattern of disparities to the pattern of disparities between adults with other disabilities and adults without disabilities. METHODS: The authors compared data on health status, health […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Disparities of health in African Americans

Disparities of health in African Americans

As a cohort of the vulnerable populations, African Americans have the poorest health status indicators of all ethnic groups. Using a vulnerable populations theoretical framework, the reasons for the disparities are discussed. [References: 65]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Racial disparities in reproductive health outcomes

Racial disparities in reproductive health outcomes

Racial and ethnic disparities exist in many areas of health care, but the magnitudes of these disparities vary and are not fully understood. In women’s health care, disparities in reproductive health outcomes are quite common. In this article, a review was performed to assess the magnitude and reasons for some of the most common disparate […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Culturally sensitive caring for Saudi patients

Culturally sensitive caring for Saudi patients

The Saudi Arabian health system is mainly staffed by non-Saudi health professionals recruited from all over the world. At times, inadequate cultural awareness by health professionals can render their caring for Saudi patients more challenging than joyful. It is possible, however, that this equation can be easily reversed should the Saudi culture be introduced to […]

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