New PDF release: Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: Culture,

By Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan (auth.), Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan, Kristine J. Ajrouch, Julie Hakim-Larson (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1461482372

ISBN-13: 9781461482376

ISBN-10: 1461482380

ISBN-13: 9781461482383

Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan, Kristine J. Ajrouch, and Julie Hakim-Larson, Editors

One approach integrative techniques to healthiness care enhance on conventional scientific types is by way of spotting the effect of cultural elements on health and wellbeing. whereas this evolution advantages consumers of all ethnicities, it holds further importance to treating participants of Arab descent, who face quite a lot of new demanding situations and stressors in post-9/11 the USA.

Biopsychosocial views on Arab Americans introduces an interdisciplinary lens by means of bringing jointly important learn on tradition, psychosocial improvement, and key features of wellbeing and fitness and illness to deal with quite a lot of salient issues. Its scholarship mirrors the range of the Arab American inhabitants, exploring ethnic techniques in socio-historical and political contexts prior to reviewing findings on significant healthiness concerns, together with diabetes, melanoma, substance abuse, psychological disease, and maternal/child future health. And by means of together with coverage and software thoughts for affliction prevention, well-being advertising, and environmental well-being, the ebook bargains practitioners--and their clients--opportunities for proactive care. Featured within the insurance:

  • Family, gender and social id issues
  • Arab americans and the getting older process
  • Acculturation and ethnic id around the lifespan
  • Arab refugees: Trauma, resilience, and recovery
  • Cancer: Crossroads of ethnicity and environment
  • Health and wellbeing and fitness: Biopsychosocial prevention approaches
  • Arab American health and wellbeing disparities: a choice for advocacy

Rich in cultural info and medical insights, Biopsychosocial views on Arab Americans is a vital reference that could increase wellbeing and fitness practices around the disciplines of drugs, nursing, rehabilitation, social paintings, counseling, and psychology.

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They provide a thorough depiction of dominant values in the Arab world concerning the institution of family including large and extended family forms, and patrilineality, as well as the nature of the marital and parent–child relationship. By juxtapositioning traditional Arab values with US values, the authors offer important insights into potential tensions and conflicts members of Arab American families may face. For instance, the authors illustrate the challenges of collectivistic values in a self-reliant society and furthermore explain how gender roles are paramount to the structure of family relations and expectations.

C. (2007). Arab American populations. In M. G. ), Clinical practice with people of color: A guide to becoming multiculturally competent (pp. 85–103). New York, NY: Teachers College Press. 1 Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans 9 Nassar-McMillan, S. C. (2010). Counseling Arab Americans. Belmont, CA: Brooks-Cole/ Cengage. Nassar-McMillan, S. , & Lambert, R. G. (2010). Chemical, environmental, and trauma exposures and corresponding health symptoms among Iraqi American women. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 15(2), 88–102.

It grew by 42 % in the 1980s, reaching over one million in 1990 (Samhan, 2001). 2 million Americans report an Arab ancestry, making Arab Americans one out or 33 ancestry groups with a population over one million (De La Cruz & Brittingham, 2003). Like other ethnic identities in the United States, the formation of Arab American ethnicity took many years to crystallize, and there is much debate on the way it has been historically constructed. According to many scholars, the pan-ethnic identity “Arab American” is relatively new, dating to the early 1970s and resulting from a rise in political consciousness among people of Arab origin (whether immigrant or native to the United States).

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