Immigrant Medicine

1st Edition

Text with CD-ROM

Editors: Patricia Walker Elizabeth Barnett
Print ISBN: 9780323034548
eBook ISBN: 9780323070577
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th October 2007
Page Count: 784


Immigrant Medicine is the first comprehensive guide to caring for immigrant and refugee patient populations. Edited by two of the best-known contributors to the growing canon of information about immigrant medicine, and written by a geographically diverse collection of experts, this book synthesizes the most practical and clinically relevant information and presents it in an easy-to-access format. An invaluable resource for front-line clinicians and other healthcare professionals, public health officials, and policy makers, Immigrant Medicine is destined to become the benchmark reference in this emerging field.

Key Features

  • Features expert guidance on data collection, legal, interpretive and social adjustment issues, as well as best practices in caring for immigrants to help you confidently manage all aspects of immigrant medicine.
  • Includes detailed discussions on major depression, post traumatic stress disorder, and issues related to torture so you can effectively diagnose and treat common psychiatric issues.
  • Covers international and new-arrival screening and immunizations offering you invaluable advice.
  • Presents a templated diseases/disorders section with discussions on tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and common parasites that helps you easily manage the diseases and syndromes you are likely to encounter.
  • Provides boxed features and tables, differential diagnoses, and treatment algorithms to help you absorb information at a glance.
  • Includes a CD containing multi-lingual health education sheets and links to further multi-lingual resources so you can easily educate your patients.

Table of Contents

James M. Jaranson, MD, MA, MPH, Consultant, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and William M. Stauffer, MD, MSPH & DTMH, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

Section 1: Introduction to Immigrant Medicine

1. An Introduction to the Field of Refugee and Immigrant Healthcare (Walker & Barnett)
2. Compassion (Shlim)
3. Health and Well-being of Immigrants:The Healthy Migrant Phenomenon (Fennely)
4. Action Steps to Improve the Health of New Americans (Ohmans & Smith)
5. Language Assistance for Limited English Proficient Patients: Legal Issues (Hunt)
6. Communicating with Limited English Proficient Patients: Interpreter Services (Berg & van Dyke)
7. Multicultural Medicine (Culhane-Pera & Borkan)
8. Cultural Competence: A Patient-Based Approach to Caring for Immigrants (Green, Betancourt & Carillo)
9. Cultural Competence: Healthcare Disparities and Political Issues (Betancourt, Green, Carillo and Park)

Section 2: Medical Screenings and Immunizations for New Immigrants

10. Overseas Medical Screening for Immigrants and Refugees (Maloney, Ortega and Cetron)
11. US Medical Screening for Immigrants and Refugees: Public Health Issues.(Cochran, O'Fallon and Geltman)
12. US Medical Screening for Immigrants and Refugees: Clinical Issues.(Seybolt, Barnett & Stauffer)
13. Immunizations for Immigrants.(Barnett)

Section 3: Epidemiology of Diseases and Disorders in Immigrants (edited by Dr. W Stauffer)

14. Differential Diagnoses of Ill Immigrants by Organ System. (Neild & Rothenberger)
15. Diseases by Country of Origin (Wilson)
16. Diseases by Race/Ethnicity .(Summer & Stauffer)
17. Diseases with Long Laten


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About the Editor

Patricia Walker

Affiliations and Expertise

MD, DTM&H, Medical Director, HealthPartners Center for International Health, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Elizabeth Barnett

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine