Health Disparities in Respiratory Medicine

Part of the series Respiratory Medicine pp 1-7

Introduction to Health Disparities and Respiratory Health

  • Andrew PleasantAffiliated withCanyon Ranch Institute Email author 
  • , Jennifer CabeAffiliated withCanyon Ranch Institute
  • , Richard H. CarmonaAffiliated withCanyon Ranch InstituteMel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona

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In this volume, you will explore complex connections between poor respiratory health, the proximal causes, the social and environmental determinants that underpin those causes, and suggested solutions.

Following this introduction, in the remainder of this volume you can explore the creation and possible responses to health disparities in regard to tobacco smoke exposure, environmental air quality, occupational exposures, pulmonary function testing, medication adherence, acute respiratory distress syndrome, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis, lung cancer, critical illness, sleep-related breathing disorders, and end-of-life care.


Tobacco smoke exposure Environmental air quality Occupational exposures Pulmonary function testing Medication adherence Acute respiratory distress syndrome Asthma Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Tuberculosis Lung cancer Critical illness Sleep-related breathing disorders End-of-life care Health literacy Social determinants of health Integrative health Science in society Prevention of chronic disease