This volume examines special issues associated with providing services and guidance to African American men. Although this group of men is like any other in its struggle with its social and economic problems, African American men experience a higher rate of murder, imprisonment, unemployment and racism. The contributors to this book provide a broad, interdisciplinary view of the possible solutions to the different problems facing African American men.

Working with African American Males with Diabetes

Working with african american males with diabetes
LeoE.Hendricks

Despite numerous and piercing cries to stem the rising tide of diabetes and its complications in African Americans, efforts to document strategies to assist practitioners in working with this population group have been few (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse [NDIC], 1990; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989). Suggestions on how to work with African American males with diabetes have been rarer. Therefore, it is no small wonder that nagging discomfort on the part of health care workers has been noted in their attempts to address the diabetes problem, which Dr. James R. Gavin III, chair of the American Diabetes Association's African American Program, has said is “ravaging the black population” (NDIC, ...

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