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Cultural Competence Books
Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process by
Call Number: RC455.4 .E8 M43 2009
Publication Date: 2009-02-15
This book contributes to a much needed body of literature specifically focusing on elements of therapeutic work which addresses the needs and concerns of practitioners working with issues related to people of African/Caribbean heritage. The book assists readers to understand how to work with the hurt of racism and the inherited effects of slavery and colonialism. It offers supportive techniques to assist therapeutic work with these issues, explores questions that have been asked by practising and trainee therapists, and encourages practitioners to broaden their experience of working with black issues, placing them in a global historical context. Throughout, the book reflects on the process that practitioners experience as they explore ways of understanding how they relate to black issues.
Caring for Hindu Patients by
Call Number: RA485 .C37 2008
Hindus form a significant proportion of society today, and healthcare professionals in all settings and locations need an awareness of their beliefs and cultural expectations, to communicate effectively and provide care in an appropriate manner. This book provides that information in a concise and practical form. With a brief and cohesive overview of Hinduism, and a short examination of the population's demographic diversity, the book explores issues such as language, dress, diet and festivals with emphasis on their practical relevance to healthcare professionals. Considering on the health needs of Hindu patients at various life stages, the book focuses on birth and childhood, and adult issues related to marriage, family structure, sex, contraception, abortion, infertility and adoption. It also enhances the reader's understanding of Hindu approaches to death, to help medical and nursing staff offer care sensitive to the needs of Hindu patients - needs that extend well beyond the immediate and the physical, and encompass longer-term emotional and spiritual requirements. The book is essential practical reading for every healthcare professional.
Caring for Patients from Different Cultures by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-11-07
Healthcare providers in the American medical system may find that patients from different cultures bring unfamiliar expectations, anxieties, and needs into the examination room. To provide optimal care for all patients, it is important to see differences from the patient's perspective and to work with patients from a range of demographics. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures has been a vital resource for nurses and physicians for more than twenty years, offering hundreds of case studies that illustrate crosscultural conflicts or misunderstandings as well as examples of culturally competent health care.
Cultural Competence in Health Care by
Call Number: RA418.5 .T73 C852 2008
Publication Date: 2008-01-17
Cultural competence in Health Care provides a balance between a theoretical foundation and clinical application. It fills the gap for students and practitioners of medicine and related health sciences, by providing knowledge and describing the skills needed for culturally relevant medical care of patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness by
Call Number: RA418.5 .T73 S64 2009
Publication Date: 2012-08-08
The eighth edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health/ HEALTH beliefs and practices among selected populations.
Cultural Fault Lines in Healthcare by
Call Number: RA418.5 .T73 B73 2012
Publication Date: 2011-12-19
Healthcare in the U.S. faces two interpenetrating certainties. First, with over 66 racial and ethnic groupings, our “American Mosaic” of worldviews and values unavoidably generates clashes in hospitals and clinics. Second, our public increasingly mistrusts our healthcare system and delivery. One certainty fuels the other. Conflicts in the clinical encounter, particularly with patients from other cultures, often challenge dominant assumptions of morally appropriate principles and behavior. In turn, lack of understanding, misinterpretation, stereotyping, and outright discrimination result in poor health outcomes, compounding further mistrust. We must examine the deeper rooted issues.
This book examines this and how we must become the voice for these Others whose vulnerability and suffering are palpable. The author argues that, as a vital and necessary condition for cultural competency, we must learn to cultivate the virtue of Presence - of genuinely being there with our patients. Cultural competency is less a matter of acquiring knowledge of other cultures. Cultural competency demands as a prerequisite for all patients, not just for those who seem different, genuine embodied Presence.
Cultural and Religious Sensitivity by
Call Number: RA418.5.T73 G25 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
It offers easy-to-use information about the health care needs, expectations, and perceptions of the following ethnicities and races: African American Anglo American Asian Hispanic/Latino Jewish Middle Eastern Native American Russian South Asian Southeast Asian The third edition of this best-selling reference guide now focuses on the pregnancy and birth, pediatric, and end-of-life needs related to cultural customs. consultation, or whenever you are interacting with patients.
Essentials of Cultural Competence in Pharmacy Practice by
Call Number: eBook via APhA's Pharmacy Library
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
This practical text offers the opportunity for pharmacists and student pharmacists to explore their own cultural background, the health care needs inherent across cultures and to effectively hone communication and competency skills needed to work effectively with patients and other health care providers from diverse cultures.
Speaking from the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture by
Call Number: RA778.4 .H57 S64 2008
In compelling first-person accounts, Latinas speak freely about dealing with serious health episodes as patients, family caregivers, or friends. They show how the complex interweaving of gender, class, and race impacts the health status of Latinas—and how family, spirituality, and culture affect the experience of illness.
Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities." An online resource for cultural competency information, models, policy and more.
National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC)
The mission of the National Center for Cultural Competence is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The mission of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) is to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the NIH effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities.
Office of Minority Health (OMH) Resource Center
A one-stop source for minority health literature, research and referrals for consumers, community organizations and health professionals.
The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA)
The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) is a national, professional organization of pharmacists committed to serving the underserved and promoting minorities in pharmacy.
LGBTQ Patient Population Focused Books
Comprehensive Care of the Transgender Patient by
Call Number: RA564.9.T73 F47 2020
Publication Date: 2019-03-25
Covers all aspects of transgender health care, beginning with epidemiology and history and progressing to an in-depth review of the complex transition for patients, including mental health services, endocrine and hormone therapy treatment, and surgical options.
Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population by
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population addresses a people whose lack of health care access, including mistreatment and refusal of services, are often omitted from discussions about health care and insurance reform. Research suggests that LGBT people experience worse health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts. Low rates of health insurance coverage, high rates of stress due to systematic harassment, stigma, discrimination, and lack of cultural competency in the health care system frequently manifest in negative health-related behaviors. This research provides a better understanding of the social and structural inequalities that LGBT populations experience.
LGBT Health: meeting the needs of gender and sexual minorities by
Call Number: RA564.9.H65 L43 2018
Publication Date: 2017-10-28
LGBT Health: Meeting the Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities offers a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive view of mental, medical, and public health conditions within the LGBT community. This book examines the health outcomes and risk factors that gender and sexual minority groups face while simultaneously providing evidence-based clinical recommendations and resources for meeting their health needs. The award-winning editors have assembled LGBT health experts who have conducted extensive research into diverse areas of LGBT health. This encompassing volume serves as a go-to reference, a call to action, and a guide for anyone involved in researching and improving the health of LGBT populations.
LGBTQ Cultures: what health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity by
Call Number: RA564.9.H65 L43 2018
Publication Date: 2017-11-16
Drawn from real-world experience and current research, the fully updated LGBTQ Cultures, 3rd Edition paves the way for healthcare professionals to provide well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients. This vital guide fills the LGBTQ awareness gaps, including replacing myths and stereotypes with facts, and measuring the effects of social stigma on health. Ideal best practices guide for all nurse clinicians, nurse educators, community health workers, and policy-makers -Delineates the needs of different LGBTQ communities, cultures, and populations
The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health by
Call Number: RA564.9.H65 F46 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
This new 2nd edition of The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health reflects clinical and social changes since the publication of the first edition. Written by leading experts in the field of LGBT health in conjunction with The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health, one of the most trusted and respected community-based research, education, and care centers, this edition continues to present the important issues facing patients and practitioners, including: Principles for taking an LGBT-inclusive health history Caring for LGBTQ youth, families, and older adults Behavioral Health Care: coming out, intimate partner violence, drug, alcohol, and tobacco use Understanding health care needs of transgender people Development of gender identity in children and adolescents Sexual health and HIV prevention Policy and legal issues.