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Asian American Health Promotion

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Health Promotion of Asian American In the united states, the diversity in the population is growing faster now a day. The Asian American one of the divers and faster blooming ethnic populations in United State. According to United States Census (2016) about 37.6 million Asian American by 2050 comprising 9.3% of total United State populations. Minority population like Asian American faces challenges and obstacle of approach to sound health care. The minority groups Asian American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, African American, Native Hawaiian, Hispanic or Latino and other Pacific Islander. I am going to discuss how race, ethnicity status, socioeconomic status and level of education that affect the health and accomplish favorable outcome…show more content…
From Japan, Korea, Philippians, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bhutan, China, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Asian American are considered to the minority population in us with less health related problems. Most of the Asian American belief their own local remedies and cultural practice. These populations belief in Yin and Yang theory or Ayurveda theory. Which are base in two energy force. The balance between this two energy means good health. They believe that sound health means free flowing energy, well nourishment, optimum physical, mental and social functions. Asian American mostly involved in Meditation, Yoga, Acupuncture, Massage and Therapeutic Touch. This community people also trust that health and illness are as a result of past life works (Karma), good or sound health is reward and illness is a punishment from God. In this community people strongly believed in supernatural power.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2016b), 3 leading cause of death of Asian Americans is Cancer, Heart Disease, and Stroke. Most of the population's trust in their traditional remedies and belief, which can delay for seeking modern medical attention until the symptoms become very severe (Louie, 2001). Theses populations required health education and screening of
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Most of the populations do not trust the pharmaceutical than their remedies. They do not seek medical attention or did not like to go their annual physical examination unless it is severe symptoms occurs. They don’t like to hospitalization, blood sampling, invasive procedure and any screening test. Most of the unmarried Asian-American women ignore Pap Smear Test. Two third of Asian American female never had Pap Smear Test, and 70% never had a Mammogram (Louis, 2001). As a consequence, they will be the delay in the treatment of the diseases and some of them are
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