Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: Culture, by Sylvia C. Nassar-McMillan (auth.), Sylvia C.

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

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

One means integrative methods to future health care enhance on conventional scientific types is via spotting the impression of cultural elements on overall healthiness. whereas this evolution merits consumers of all ethnicities, it holds extra value to treating contributors of Arab descent, who face a variety of new demanding situations and stressors in post-9/11 the United States.

Biopsychosocial views on Arab Americans introduces an interdisciplinary lens by way of bringing jointly very important learn on tradition, psychosocial improvement, and key facets of healthiness and illness to deal with a variety of salient issues. Its scholarship mirrors the variety of the Arab American inhabitants, exploring ethnic innovations in socio-historical and political contexts prior to reviewing findings on significant health and wellbeing concerns, together with diabetes, melanoma, substance abuse, psychological disease, and maternal/child future health. And through together with coverage and software ideas for sickness prevention, health and wellbeing promoting, and environmental overall healthiness, the publication bargains practitioners--and their clients--opportunities for proactive care. Featured within the assurance:

  • Family, gender and social identification 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 overall healthiness: Biopsychosocial prevention approaches
  • Arab American healthiness disparities: a choice for advocacy

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

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Suleiman (1994) asserts that being sick of the outsiders’ position, Arab Americans started to assimilate more into the American way of life during and after World War I when they started joining the army and fighting on behalf of the United States (see also Orfalea, 2006). Following the war and realizing that America was their permanent home, those immigrants started to develop a more inclusive community that was not divided along class and religious lines. For the first time, they also started to engage in campaigns to better inform the American citizens and others about their Arab heritage.

Social reality, “…is a matter of particular social actors, in particular social places, at particular social times” (Abbott, 1992, p. 428). Though it is now widely understood that culture patterns behavior in unique ways (Hall, 1966), it must also be recognized that culture is produced in the course of social interactions and relationships, through which meanings arise, persist, and change. Human actions occur within structures that provide opportunities as well as present constraints. Social relationships occupy a special place in the social sciences, serving as a critical foundation for the scientific study of culture, as well as for enhancing health and well-being.

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