Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Health in South Asian Americans

Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Health in South Asian Americans

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This volume is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary text to holistically improve understanding of the health of South Asians residing in the United States by considering biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors of health. The vast literatures of diverse fields – psychology, medicine, public health, social work, and health policy – are integrated by leading scholars, scientists, and practitioners in these areas to explore the impact of South Asian cultural factors on health, health risk, and illness. Chapters incorporate available theoretical and empirical information on the status of chronic health conditions in South Asians in the United States, with consideration of future directions to improve understanding of the health of this group. Cultural and ethnic insights imperative for clinical/community/medical practitioners to provide effective and culturally-appropriate care and treatment from an interdisciplinary lens are provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319911182
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 08/08/2018
Series: Cross-Cultural Research in Health, Illness and Well-Being
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 251
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marisa J. Perera is a doctoral candidate in Health Clinical Psychology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Clinical Science, and a B.A. with a double major in Psychology (with honors) and Spanish from the University of Michigan. Her interests concern elucidating the bio-behavioral determinants of cultural and ethnic health disparities in chronic disease, particularly in diabetes and cardiovascular disease among Hispanic/Latino and South Asian populations in the United States.

Edward C. Chang is Professor of Psychology and Social Work in the Department of Psychology and the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. His interests involve optimism/pessimism, perfectionism, coping, and cultural influences on behavior.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Health in South Asian Americans; Edward C. Chang, Marisa J. Perera, Casey N. H. Batterbee and Zunaira Jilani.- Chapter 2. South Asian Immigration to the United States: A Brief History within the Context of Race, Politics, and Identity; Sunil Bhatia and Anjali Ram.- Chapter 3. South Asian Identity in the United States; Anju Kaduvettoor and Ryan D. Weatherford.- Chapter 4. Biological Models of Health; Namratha Kandula and Manasi A. Tirodkar.- Chapter 5. Psychological Models of Health; Zunaira Jilani, Edward C. Chang, Jerin Lee, and Casey N.H. Batterbee.- Chapter 6. South Asian American Health: Perspectives and Recommendations on Sociocultural Influences; Riddhi Sandil and Ranjana Srinivasan.- Chapter 7. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in South Asian Americans; Suhaila Khan, Nilay Shah, Nisha Parikh, Divya Iyer and Latha Palaniappan.- Chapter 8. Cancer Risk, Risk Reduction, and Screening and Treatment Access Among U.S. South Asians; Francesca Gany, Anuradha Hashemi and Jennifer Leng.- Chapter 8. Weight-Related Conditions; Latha Palaniappan.- Chapter 9. Mental Health Conditions among South Asians in the United States; Pratyusha Tummala-Narra and Anita Deshpande.- Chapter 10. Issues in Counseling South Asian Americans; Farah A. Ibrahim and Jianna R. Heuer.- Chapter 11. South Asian American Health Research and Policy; Chandak Ghosh.- Chapter 12. A Call for Healthy South Asian Americans: Need to Shape Intervention by Providers, Policies, and Prospects; Marisa J. Perera and Edward C. Chang.

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