Emerging Populations and Health

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Physical Therapy


After completing this chapter the reader will be able to: Differentiate among ethnicity, ethnic group, race, and minority group; describe demographic data relative to emerging populations; describe health concerns and issues of emerging populations; discuss selected cultural factors that have an impact on the health and well-being of emerging populations; contrast the folk healing system with the professional care system; explain strategies for health care professionals to meet the needs of emerging populations; describe initiatives to address the health care concerns of emerging populations.


ISBN 9780323416733 (pbk.)