Health Disparity and Health Equity: Indigenous People and Beyond

  • Title : Health Disparity and Health Equity: Indigenous People and Beyond
  • Author : Edited by Mithun Das, Subir Biswas and Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri
  • ISBN 13 : 9788131612019
  • Year : 2021
  • Language : English
  • Binding : Hardbound
  • MRP : Rs 950
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In recent years, the term ‘Health Disparity’ and ‘Health Equity’ have become increasingly familiar, particularly in the field of public health. The editors of this book have brought together a variety of articles from researchers of diverse fields in anthropology to focus on the importance of health equity among the indigenous peoples, including those who are marginalized or underprivileged. This will help the reader to understand the problem that arises out of health disparity and the various ways to overcome it. One of the most interesting features of this book is that the contributing authors of most of the articles have discussed their findings based on field work. Besides, researchers of varied other fields of public health, economics, sociology etc., have brought out various dimensions which have added further value for which the volume will be extremely beneficial to policy makers. Such an interdisciplinary approach makes it more useful for both the scholars who are pursuing research in medicine and public health as well as those who are at the foundational stage of their career in teaching as well as research. CONTENTS Introduction / Mithun Das, Subir Biswas and Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri Part 1: Healthcare Practice and Policy 1 The Role of Modern Healthcare Practitioner in Health Equity and Health Disparity: A Very Short Appraisal in the Tribal Context / Pinak Tarafdar 2 Influence of Culture on Maternal and Child Health Condition in India: Indigenous Population and Beyond / Sauman Chakrabarty 3 Health Services and the Role of Indigenous Knowledge among the Mankidia of Odisha: Can the Current Health System Really Meet their Needs? / Biswajit Parida 4 Occupational Health and Safety in Tea Plantations of Assam: A Socio-Legal Study / Chitta Ranjan Gogoi 5 Common Diseases and Medical Practitioners: A Study Related to Primary Health Awareness in the Four Communities / Irin Mustafa Mandal Part 2: Health Disparity 6 Activities of Daily Living among the Rural Oldest-old Females: A Study in Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal / Parikshit Chakraborty, Arup Ratan Bandyopadhyay and Falguni Chakrabarty 7 Nutritional Status in Relation to Socio-economic Condition of Adult Bengalee Slum Dwellers : Case of Midnapore Town, West Bengal / Argina Khatun, Priyanka Das and Kaushik Bose 8 Arsenicosis and Health Disparities: Study of Arsenic Prone Area of Gaighata Block, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal / Arpita Jana and Subir Biswas 9 Health Disparities by Sexual Orientation: A Review / Shreyasi Roy and Jaydip Sen 10 Awareness Development Programme for Sickle Cell Anaemia / Barnali Chakraborty 11 Age and Sex Variations in Anthropometric Characteristics among Primary School Children: Case of Rural Hooghly District, West Bengal / Soma Pal and Kaushik Bose Part 3: Health Outcomes by Behavioural Practices 12 Health Behaviour Pattern among Kandha Populations of Odisha / Paramananda Naik 13 A Systematic Review on the Parents’ Behaviour Towards their Autistic Children: An Anthropological Insight / Paramita Das, Diptendu Chatterjee and Suvendu Maji 14 Prevalence of Central Obesity and its Association with Hypertension and Family Income: Study of Rural Adults of Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal / Mahua Chanak and Kaushik Bose 15 A View on Health Dimension and Gender: A Study of Indian Tribal Diaspora / Partha Sarathi Sarkar