Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans

Culture, Development, and Health

Editors: Nassar-McMillan, Sylvia C., Ajrouch, Kristine J., Hakim-Larson, Julie (Eds.)

  • Provides cultural background and insights essential for clinical/community practitioners to provide effective, culturally appropriate interventions within mental health and medical perspectives
  • Chapters provide theoretical and empirical background with focus on implications for practice and secondary emphasis on implications for training and future research
  • Extensive case studies are provided throughout
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This book introduces an interdisciplinary lens by bringing together vital research on culture, psychosocial development, and key aspects of health and disease to address a wide range of salient concerns. Its scholarship mirrors the diversity of the Arab American population, exploring ethnic concepts in socio-historical and political contexts before reviewing findings on major health issues, including diabetes, cancer, substance abuse, mental illness, and maternal/child health. And by including policy and program strategies for disease prevention, health promotion, and environmental health, the book offers practitioners--and their clients--opportunities for proactive care. Featured in the coverage:

 

  • Family, gender and social identity issues
  • Arab Americans and the aging process
  • Acculturation and ethnic identity across the lifespan
  • Arab refugees: Trauma, resilience, and recovery
  • Cancer: Crossroads of ethnicity and environment
  • Health and well-being: Biopsychosocial prevention approaches
  • Arab American health disparities: A call for advocacy

 

Rich in cultural information and clinical insights, Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans is an important reference that can enhance health practices across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, social work, counseling, and psychology.

 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: An Introduction

    Nassar-McMillan, Sylvia C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • The Sociopolitical History of Arabs in the United States: Assimilation, Ethnicity, and Global Citizenship

    Abdelhady, Dalia

    Pages 17-43

  • Intra-Ethnic Diversity and Religion

    Samhan, Helen Hatab

    Pages 45-65

  • Family Values and Traditions

    Beitin, Ben K. (et al.)

    Pages 67-88

  • Arab Americans and Gender

    Cainkar, Louise (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-7639-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans
Book Subtitle
Culture, Development, and Health
Editors
  • Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan
  • Kristine J. Ajrouch
  • Julie Hakim-Larson
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8238-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8238-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8237-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7639-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 413
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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