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Title: Diabetes among the Pima: stories of survival
Authors: Welch, James R.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: The Pima, an American Indian people from the southwest United States, are reported to have the highest prevalence of type 2 diabetes of any population in the world. In this ethnographic study, Smith-Morris proposes that, among the Pima, diabetes is more than just a biomedical phenomenon. Approaching the disease through the lens of pregnant women's experiences, including those overlooked by biomedical research and interventions, the author explores its sociocultural aspects as co-constructed by native individuals and health professionals. She proposes that the solution to diabetes among the Pima, which has deep biological, historical, and cultural roots, requires new community-based solutions that prioritize but do not exploit women's perspectives. The writing style is non-technical, drawing heavily on oral interviews and the author's own observations made in the course of extended participant-observation research.
Keywords: Diabetics
Health and hygiene
Diabetes in pregnancy
Medical care
Pima Indians
Keywords: Diabetes
América do Norte
Estados Unidos da América
Nativos americanos
DeCS: Diabetes Mellitus
Cuidados Médicos
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Citation: WELCH, James R. Diabetes among the Pima: stories of survival. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v. 25, n. 6, p. 1429-1430, June 2009.
Description: Resenha do livro de mesmo título "Diabetes among the pima: stories of survival", da autora Carolyn Smith-Morris, publicado pela University of Arizona Press, na cidade de Tucson (AZ), em 2006.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1590/S0102-311X2009000600026
ISSN: 0102-311X
Copyright: open access
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