By Lisa Hark, Horace DeLisser

ISBN-10: 1444360094

ISBN-13: 9781444360097

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based method of education healthiness Professionals offers the mandatory instruments to satisfy the ever-growing want for culturally efficient practitioners and trainees. Twenty-five self-study circumstances disguise a number of clinical issues, together with cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, and pediatric issues. genuine situations that happened in medical settings aid the person achieve direct perception into the realities of perform this day. Cultural components lined in the situations contain cultural range plus gender, language, folks ideals, socioeconomic prestige, faith, and sexual orientation.

This booklet is an licensed CME-certifying task to satisfy physicians' cultural competency country standards.

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Many health professionals have collaborated to write these cases that provide direct insights into real-life, actual scenarios that have occurred in clinical settings. Culture is difficult to define and can easily be taken for granted. The pressures of modern medical practice are such that, as physicians treat their patients, they may tend to focus only on the medical issues, while neglecting the cultural heritage, beliefs, and values of their patients. Unfortunately, failure to consider and address these issues in the doctor–patient relationship may result in poor outcomes for individual patients, which may contribute to national healthrelated disparities for the entire society.

Both Drs. DeLisser and Hark dedicate this book to all the patients who have taught them the importance of listening better and how their cultural backgrounds influence so many issues related to medical care. Introduction Olivia Carter-Pakras, PhD and Horace DeLisser, MD The importance of cultural competency Over the last 50 years, increased non-European immigration, globalization, changing sexual norms, and the aging of the American population have resulted in a much more culturally diverse country with respect to race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual identity and orientation, and beliefs about illness and health.

Asp for a current update). Using this book Individuals working with different ethnic and cultural groups can become more culturally competent by advancing through three main stages: developing awareness, acquiring knowledge, and developing and maintaining cross-cultural communication and negotiation skills. Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals is self-instructional, with case vignettes and questions, followed by case discussions. Twenty-five cases are presented in the areas of general medicine, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, hematology/oncology, neurology, pediatrics, endocrinology, and obstetrics and gynecology.

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