Underserved and Socially Disadvantaged Groups and Linkages with Health and Health Care Differentials Vol: 37

Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld
Arizona State University, USA

Product Details
30 Aug 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
263 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in the Sociology of Health Care
The contributors to this latest volume of Research in the Sociology of Health Care investigate macro-level system issues and micro-level issues involving the socially disadvantaged and underserved. Looking specifically at the factors impacting on health and health care differentials, this book is an examination of the health and health care issues of both patients and providers of care in the United States and around the globe. Chapters focus on linkages to policy, population concerns and patients and providers of care as ways to meet health care needs.
Part 1: Introduction to Volume 
Underserved and Socially Disadvantaged Groups and Differentials in Health Care; Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld 
Part 2: Mental Health Related Issues 
Chapter 1. Disadvantage Begets Disadvantage? Exploring Mental Health Pathways for Girls of Color; Zinobia Bennefield 
Chapter 2. Familial Support and Mental Health Service Use: Differences Among First- and Second -Generation Asian American and Latinx Older Adults; Jessica Valles 
Chapter 3. Psychological Distress Differentials as a Function of Subjective Social Status Among Latino Subgroups in the U.S.; Fernando I. Rivera, Kristine M. Molina, and Ethel Nicdao  
Part 3: Other Health Problems 
Chapter 4. Race, Environmental Inequality, and Physical Health; Jennifer M. Brailsford, Jessica Eckhardt, Terrence D. Hill, Amy M. Burdette, and Andrew K. Jorgenson 
Chapter 5. Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Healthcare Experiences of Aging Adults; Karen E. Joseph-Kent 
Chapter 6. Hepatitis C and Support Groups in Rural Communities; Atusko Kawakami, Juyeon Son and Charley Henderson 
Chapter 7. "I kinda look unhealthy, but I’m not unhealthy" Exploring Rural Children's Perspectives on Health, Well-being, and Nutrition; Anne Scheer 
Part 4: Gender Concerns 
Chapter 8. Public Perception on Gender Issues and Women's Healthcare Concerns Related to Leprosy: Implications for Leprosy Control Programme in Southeast Nigeria; Ignatius Uche Nwankwo 
Chapter 9. Thalassaemic Women's Biographical Trajectory: Retracing Gender Inequalities in Health Policies; Valentina Raffa 
Part 5: Health Care Workers 
Chapter 10. Work-life Balance in Medical Practice: The Reproduction of Patriarchy and the Politics of Gender; Jennifer McDonald and Claudia Chaufan
Chapter 11. Vulnerable Caregivers: A Comparison of Direct Care Workers' Health Risks in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Private Homes; Kim Price-Glynn and Carter Rakovski 
Chapter 12. The Health of Migrant Women Working as Home Care Assistants in Italy: An Analysis of the Most Hazardous Factors of Home Care Work; Francesca Alice Vianello
Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld is Professor Emerita in the Sociology Program, Sanford School of Social/Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, USA. Her research areas are medical sociology and aging with special focus on health policy, health care utilization and health behavior. She is coeditor of Health and Associate Editor-In-Chief, American Journal of Health Promotion. She is a past chair of Medical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association and past President of Sociologists for Women in Society.

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