Immigrant Women's Health: Problems and SolutionsBMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7280.242/a (Published 27 January 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:242
- Annette MacKay Rossignol, professor, department of public health
- Oregon State University, USA
Eds Elizabeth J Kramer, Susan L Ivey, Yu-Wen Ying
Jossey-Bass Publishers, £35.95, pp 438
ISBN 0 7879 4294 4
There is clearly a need for improved understanding about immigrant women's health. Nevertheless, I have a couple of philosophical bones to pick with this book.
Firstly, the topics covered deal almost exclusively with immigrant women's health care and not with other important determinants of health status such as health related behaviour, implementation of culturally appropriate health promotion efforts, sanitation and environment, or prevention more generally. Thus, I find the book's title misleading and the contents incomplete. …
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