This book is a “must have” for people earning a degree in Health Education, Nursing, and/or Social Science.
Those interested in:
- Women’s Health
- Cultural Diversity and /or
- Health Disparities
will also find the book of great value.
Specifically, focusing on Black women’s health, the book provides students with theoretical and practical aspects of minority health issues that can make a positive influence. The ways in which research and policy mingle to affect change on an institutional and individual level are also revealed. The book covers many health-related issues that African American women face. For example, the book delves into topics such as postpartum depression, stress, genetics, blindness, pet attachment, personal perceptions of health, aging, complementary therapies, disabilities and inequities in health care.
Committed to the betterment of the community, Dr. Wesley understands a hospital’s responsibility in building a healthy community regardless of a patient’s socio-economic status. By contributing time and resources to social responsibility efforts, she has been successful in changing the lives of people and preventing costly re-admissions to the hospital. Lifestyle changes that help prevent or control hypertension, diabetes and/or heart disease are the cornerstone of a healthy community.
NYU Leadership Institute
Dr. Wesley created the Leadership Institute of Black Nurses (LIBN), which was formed to advance black nurses’ careers and address the extreme disparities in health between African-Americans and other groups in the United States. After six years, the institute graduated 100 Fellows and LIBN Fellow Dr. Natalia Cineas was appointment as SVP and CNE at the nation’s largest public health care system, NYC Health+ Hospitals in March 2019.
East Orange General Hospital CHF Learning and Survey
This computer based, interactive learning module was created for patients recovering from Congestive Heart Failure with the goal of teaching them some basics to follow concerning lifestyle, diet and exercise habits, and most of all, the correct way to use the medications they need to continue their recovery. The module included some simple questions patients could respond to and get the correct answers as well as a web based follow up survey.