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Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans: A Concise, Evidence-Based Guide to Important Differences and Better Outcomes

Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans: A Concise, Evidence-Based Guide to Important Differences and Better Outcomes

by Gregory Hall


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This title is an easy-to-read guide outlining specific differences in communication, clinical therapies, medications, prools, and other critical approaches to the care of African Americans. The book discusses a wide range of disorders impacting African Americans and takes a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to the clinical support of providers that see African American patients. Recording the worst medical outcomes of any racial/ethnic group in America, African Americans have the highest mortality, longest hospital length of stay, worst compliance with medications and referrals, and the lowest trust of the healthcare system. Indeed, there are countless well-designed studies that validate verified differences in the clinical care of a number of pervasive diseases in African Americans, including hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, obesity, cancer, and more. Despite the widespread acknowledgement of the existence of health disparities among racial/ethnic groups, the overall outcomes for African Americans are still the most shocking. From high infant mortality to death by almost any cause, African Americans have the worst data of any other racial or ethnic group. Patient-Centered Clinical Care for African Americans, a highly practical and first-of-its-kind title, illuminates these alarming issues and represents a major contribution to the clinical literature. It will be of significant interest to all physicians, clinicians, and allied health personnel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030264178
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 12/30/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2020
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gregory L. Hall, MD

Director, National Center for African American Health, Research, Education, & Policy at Cleveland State University

Co-Director Northeast Ohio Medical University - Cleveland State University Partnership for Urban Health

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine

Associate Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Member, Ohio Department of Medicaid Medical Care Advisory Committee

President Pro Tempore, Cuyahoga County Board of Health


Cleveland State University

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Room 341

Cleveland, Ohio 44115


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why is Patient-Centered Culturally Competent Care important?
Chapter 2 Establishing Trust

Chapter 3 Deliver Consistent and Equitable Care

Chapter 4 Important Differences in Cardiovascular Care

Chapter 5 Important Differences in the Care of Obesity and Diabetes

Chapter 6 Important Differences in Cancer Care

Chapter 7 Important Differences in Renal Disease

Chapter 8 Important Differences in Rheumatological Diseases
Chapter 9 Important Differences in Pulmonary Diseases
Chapter 10 Other Important Differences in Clinical Care

Chapter 11 Dietary Differences and Ways to Impact Choices

Chapter 12 Connect with Stories: Improving Patient Adherence and Compliance

Chapter 13 Our Hippocratic Oath

Appendix: Instructor’s Notes