Published on May 12, 2013 by Carol
Book title: Health and Social Issues of Native American Women
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Editor: Jennie R. Joe, Francine C Gachupin
Health and Social Issues of Native American Women is the first book that specifically explores and discusses health and related social issues within the world of Native American women, providing strong historical and cultural perspectives as well as other contextual information that is often missing or misrepresented in other works about Native American women.
Comprising contributions from mostly Native American women scholars, the work presents key background information on native women’s health, health care delivery systems, and sociocultural history, and its chapters address the changing role of native women in Alaska and other parts of Indian country. Each author taps her specific area of expertise and knowledge to spotlight specific native women’s health problems, such as nutrition, aging, domestic violence, diabetes, and substance abuse.