Patient Self-Management: Impact of Racism-related Vigilance in the Management of Hypertension in African-Americans
Disease Management and Outcomes Assessment
It is important to understand the role that discrimination plays in health disparities. This paper will discuss racism-related vigilance, and its role in health outcomes in hypertensive African-Americans (AAs). This paper will also attempt to provide insight on how the absence of a culturally competent health care system may predispose AAs to developing stress-induced hypertension due to racism-related vigilance. This paper will explore how community partnership programs may be beneficial interventions for building resilience and promoting positive health behaviors among hypertensive AAs in the face of discrimination-related vigilance.
Wilkinson-Alston, Rackelle N., "Patient Self-Management: Impact of Racism-related Vigilance in the Management of Hypertension in African-Americans" (2016). Writing Across the Curriculum. 9.
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