This ambitious and long-awaited volume brings together foremost nursing scholars and educators to review and critique the state of nursing research across topics most relevant to current practice. Comprehensive in scope, cogent and truly thought provoking, a book such as the Handbook for Clinical Nursing Research is a must-have shelf reference for every nurse carrying out research or aspiring to conduct research and for those who teach them.
Chapter 7: Cultural Interventions for Ethnic Groups of Color
Cultural Interventions for Ethnic Groups of Color
Since at least the early 1960s, the disparity in health status and access to care that exists between White and minority populations in the United States has been a recognized problem. Research has consistently documented that on almost any measure, minorities have poorer health than do Whites. In 1985, the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1985–1986) published an eight-volume synthesis that highlighted the long-standing and persistent burden of death, disease, and disability experienced by individuals from the four federally defined ethnic groups of color (Black, Hispanic, Native ...