Ethnic diversities, hypertension and global cardiovascular risk
- Auteur : Modesti P.A.
- Editeur : SPRINGER
- Date de parution : 18 janvier 2019
- ISBN 13 : 9783319931470
- Nombre de pages : 319
- Dimension : 18 x 27
- Type : Relié
Descriptif détaillé : Ethnic diversities, hypertension and global cardiovascular risk
Acknowledging that the scientific and cultural training of health professionals on the specific health needs of minority groups is still limited and likely biased, the book sheds light on the different health policies in European countries as well as epidemiologic data on cardiovascular events among migrants. In addition, it presents an in-depth analysis of potential ethnic-group-specific drivers of global cardiovascular risk within this new and challenging framework – as well as issues related to its prevention and treatment.
The prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome is found to be higher among most minority groups than in the native population, yet their access to treatment and health services may be limited by cultural and language barriers. As health professionals are confronted with such intercultural challenges on a daily basis, specific training and dedicated publications are thus essential to accompany and foster a constructive development towards a pluralist and healthier society. This book addresses that need, offering a unique and revealing resource.