Diabetes among the Pima: stories of survival
Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
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.
Abstract in Spanish
Abstract in French
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.
Keywords in Portuguese
Diabetes, América do Norte, Estados Unidos da América, Arizona, Nativos americanos, Pima
Diabetics, Diseases, Health and hygiene, Arizona, Diabetes in pregnancy, Medical care, Pima Indians
Keywords in Spanish
Keywords in French
Diabetes Mellitus, Arizona, Cuidados Médicos
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Target audience context
WELCH, James R. Diabetes among the Pima: stories of survival. Cadernos de Saúde Pública, v. 25, n. 6, p. 1429-1430, June 2009.