Annotated Bibliography

AnnotatedBibliography

Advocacyin Health care for Arab speaking Ismmigrants in the U.S.A

Al-Krenawi,A., &amp Graham, J. (2007). Culturally Sensitive Social workPractice with Arab Clients in Mental Health Settings.Journal of Health&amp Social Work,25(1),9-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hsw/25.1.9

Thearticle talks about several significant cultural dimensions of mentalhealth operations that should be taken into consideration whendealing with Arab clients not only in their home country, but also inAmerica. It further explains that the level of acculturation of theclients should be given priority especially when working with thisgroup. The article is important to this research because it gives aremedy to ethnic disparities in the healthcare systems.

Aqtash,S., &amp Van Servellen, G. (2013). Determinants of health-promotinglifestyle behaviors among Arab immigrants from the region of theLevant. ResNurs Health,36 (5), 466-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nur.21555s

Thisarticle explored various lifestyle behaviors that promote healthamong Arab speaking people in United States of America. The HealthPromoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP-II) was used to survey 218 Arabadults. The article makes a conclusion that acculturation, socialsupport, health insurance, and self efficacy are health-promotinglifestyle determinants that should be taken into account whendeveloping health promotion programs dealing with Arab immigrants.

Aspinal,F. (2011). Speaking to power: Advocacy for health and social care -by David Donnison. PublicAdministration,89(4),1693-1694. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01990.x

Thisarticle provides an explanation of the importance of new type ofadvocacy that empowers the disenfranchised and disadvantaged serviceusers and citizens, enabling them to voice their grievances in a moreeffective and powerful manner. The book informs this research byproviding a solution to treatment disparities in the health caresystem in America.

Brannigan,M. C. (2012). Culturalfault lines in healthcare: reflections on cultural competency.Maryland: Lexington Books. http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/choice.50-1491

Thisbook discusses cultural competence as the key factor to consider whendealing with cultural fault lines. The book explains that culturalcompetency should involve fair and equal treatment to all patientsincluding the Arab immigrants in USA.

Delphin-Rittmon,M., Andres-Hyman, R., Flanagan, E., &amp Davidson, L. (2012). SevenEssential Strategies for Promoting and Sustaining Systemic CulturalCompetence. PsychiatrQ,84(1),53-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11126-012-9226-2

Thisarticle exemplifies several strategies for sustaining and promotingsystemic and organizational cultural competence with the aim ofeliminating any disparities experienced by ethnic groups in theAmerican healthcare system including the Arab speaking immigrants.

Laffrey,S., Meleis, A., Lipson, J., Solomon, M., &amp Omidian, P. (2009).Assessing Arab-American health care needs. Journalof SocialScience &amp Medicine,29(7),877-883. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(89)90087-7

Thisarticle provides a thorough examination of health needs ofArab-American immigrants. This research identified several healthservices that were most important for this group. This includesArabic health providers, health education, and finally suitabletreatment through referrals. Identification of these needs can helpin development of effective advocacy programs for Arab immigrants.

References

Al-Krenawi,A., &amp Graham, J. (2007). Culturally Sensitive Social workPractice with Arab Clients in Mental Health Settings.Journal of Health&amp Social Work,25(1),9-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hsw/25.1.9

Aqtash,S., &amp Van Servellen, G. (2013). Determinants of health-promotinglifestyle behaviors among Arab immigrants from the region of theLevant. ResNurs Health,36(5),466-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nur.21555

Aspinal,F. (2011). Speaking to power: Advocacy for health and social care -by David Donnison. PublicAdministration,89(4),1693-1694. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01990.x

Brannigan,M. C. (2012). Culturalfault lines in healthcare: Reflections on cultural competency.Maryland: Lexington Books. http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/choice.50-1491

Delphin-Rittmon,M., Andres-Hyman, R., Flanagan, E., &amp Davidson, L. (2012). SevenEssential Strategies for Promoting and Sustaining Systemic CulturalCompetence. PsychiatrQ,84(1),53-64. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11126-012-9226-2

Laffrey,S., Meleis, A., Lipson, J., Solomon, M., &amp Omidian, P. (2009).Assessing Arab-American health care needs. Journalof SocialScience &amp Medicine,29(7),877-883. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0277-9536(89)90087-7