Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness

Barbara Bair

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Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness

Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness By Barbara Bair Wings of Gauze Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness Wings of Gauze is an anthology on health and illness as experienced by women of color in the United States Written by community activists health professionals and scholars in the social sciences and

  • Title: Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness
  • Author: Barbara Bair
  • ISBN: 9780814323021
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness By Barbara Bair Wings of Gauze is an anthology on health and illness as experienced by women of color in the United States Written by community activists, health professionals, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, the essays address the interconnections of psychological and physical health, ideas of traditional medicine among various marginalized groups, historical perspecWings of Gauze is an anthology on health and illness as experienced by women of color in the United States Written by community activists, health professionals, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities, the essays address the interconnections of psychological and physical health, ideas of traditional medicine among various marginalized groups, historical perspectives of culture as a factor in medicine, breast cancer, and health issues affected by federal and institutional policy rape and domestic violence, reproductive rights, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted disease Women of color, who make up a large number of the nation s poor, disproportionately face the pressing problems and consequences of infant mortality and poor pediatric care, drug and alcohol abuse, chronic disease, psychological stress, physical endangerment and homicide, and the likelihood that they will die at a younger age than whites Women of color and underserved women are also less likely to have personal physicians, to have quality health insurance coverage, or to be treated with respect and understanding in negotiating with health care institutions However, many have as resources belief systems and traditions of caretaking, expertise, and mutual understanding that broaden dominant ways of perceiving well or ill being in the world Thus their stories are about both oppression and empowerment, victimization as well as the strength to reshape and redefine The emphasis in this collection is on changing perception, giving voice, and addressing the issues of racial discrimination There is also discussion of solutions ways to personal empowerment and better health, ways of changing outreach to equitably instill the benefits of preventive education, ways of altering the structures of care offered through health institutions, and ways to think about self help.
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