This practical and patient-centred guide assists medical professionals in delivering better clinical care to Arab patients. In exploring the psychosocial underpinnings of medicine in Arab countries this unique book summarises and assesses the latest research taking into account the needs and priorities of Arab patients. Important issues covered include patient education compliance 'doctor shopping' and psychiatric and mental health services. The evidence-based approach integrates academic research and first-hand experience from the unique bicultural position of the contributors. Caring for Arab Patients is vital for all healthcare professionals including doctors nurses pharmacists and occupational therapists with responsibilities for Arab patients throughout the world. Students of medicine and nursing will find much of interest as will healthcare managers researchers academics policy makers and shapers. '.Drs.Nasir and Abdul-Haq deserve the appreciation of academicians and practitioners in the Arab World for this long-overdue scholarly work. It is highly recommended for all levels of health and medical training and practice'. Sami A.
Khoury MD PhD Professor Department of Family and Community Medicine Faculty of Medicine Amman Jordan 'This is an indispensable guide for health professionals of all disciplines who care for people and communities of Arab descent. The books' sociocultural approach also makes it relevant to social scientists and students interested in the Arab region or in the Arab Diaspora. The accessible and engaging writing supplements the high-quality reviews of some of the most important challenges facing Arab health today.' Samer Jabbour MDMPH Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer Faculty of Health Sciences American University of Beirut '. a rich resource with a unique character. It is unlike any book in that it addresses a wide range of health problems in the Arab world from a biopsychosocial perspective. No reader can fail to be enlightened. John Racy MD Professor of Psychiatry University of Arizona College of Medicine. 'It is a pleasure for me to endorse this book and I welcome the diversity of its authors' expertise. Most importantly it fills a vital need addressing the biopsychosocial approach to many sensitive and contemporary issues in the care of those living in Arab communities'.
Dr Khuloud Jamal Khayyat DajaniMD MHA Associate Professor in Social Medicine and Health Policy Vice President Board of Trustees and Presidency Al-Quds University Founding Chairperson Palestine Child Institute '(An) excellent book.the assessment and analysis of a large body of publications represent remarkable scholarship. It definitely adds a new dimension to the existing body of knowledge on the topic'. Antonio M. Gotto Jr. MD D. Phil. The Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean Provost for Medical Affairs Weill Cornell Medical College 'This book will be of value to non-Arab physicians practicing in Arab communities especially with respect to cultural and psychodynamic issues.' Robert Rakel MD 'Caring for Arab Patients' fills a significant gap taking on the challenge of giving medical professionals a better understanding of cultural and psychological aspects of patient care in Arab communities'. David J Skorton MD President Cornell University
respectively Department of Family Medicine, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Staff Physician, Children's Hospital Omaha, Volunteer Faculty, Departments of Family Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA