Introduction to Health Disparities and Respiratory Health

  • Andrew Pleasant
  • Jennifer Cabe
  • Richard H. Carmona
Part of the Respiratory Medicine book series (RM)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Pleasant
    • 1
  • Jennifer Cabe
    • 1
  • Richard H. Carmona
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Canyon Ranch InstituteTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public HealthUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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