Caring for Arab Patients: A Biopsychosocial Approach

1st Edition

Laeth Nasir, Arwa Kayed Abdul-Haq, Tony Lockett

CRC Press
Published February 20, 2008
Reference - 252 Pages
ISBN 9781846191824 - CAT# K27852

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Summary

This practical and patient-centred guide assists medical professionals in delivering better clinical care to Arab patients. In examining the psychosocial underpinnings of Arab medicine, this unique book summarises and assesses the latest research, taking into account the needs and priorities of Arab patients. Important issues covered include patient education, compliance, 'doctor shopping', and psychiatric and mental health services. The evidence-based approach integrates academic research and first-hand experience from the unique bicultural position of the contributors. "Caring for Arab Patients" is vital for all healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and occupational therapists with responsibilities for Arab patients, throughout the world. Students of medicine and nursing will find much of interest, as will healthcare managers, researchers, academics, policy makers and shapers.

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