Caring for Patients from Different Cultures

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004 - Medical - 273 pages
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What happens when a Cherokee patient summons a medicine man to the hospital, or when an Anglo nurse refuses to take orders from a Japanese doctor? Why do Asian patients rarely ask for pain medication, while Mediterranean patients seem to seek relief for even the slightest discomfort? If the goal of the American medical system is to provide optimal care for all patients, healthcare providers must understand cultural differences that create conflicts and misunderstandings and can result in inferior medical care. Geri-Ann Galanti's updated classic, Caring for Patients from Different Cultures, is even more comprehensive than the first two editions, containing new appendices for quick reference, an expanded and updated bibliography with Internet resources, and a detailed index. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures contains over 200 case studies illustrating cross-cultural misunderstanding and culturally competent health care. The chapters cover a diverse range of topics, including birth, end of life, traditional medicine, mental health, pain, religion, and multicultural staff issues. The case studies illustrate important concepts from the fields of cultural diversity and medical anthropology. This volume is an important resource for nurses and physicians in achieving cultural competency.
  

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Its not too bad of a read. It contains different cultures and their general viewpoint of how they preceive health and health care management. It contains a lot of examples, some may say too many examples! Read full review

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Contents

Basic Concepts
1
Communication and Time Orientation
20
Pain
41
Religion and Spirituality
50
Activities of Daily Living and the Body
64
Family
76
Men and Women
90
Staff Relations
107
Mental Health
155
Traditional Medicine Practices and Perspectives
167
Conclusion
187
Cultural Profiles
201
Selected Religions
213
Providing Culturally Competent Care
219
Summary of Case Studies
223
Bibliography and Resources
239

Chapter 9 Birth
124
End of Life
143

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About the author (2004)

Geri-Ann Galanti is on the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles, the Division of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the Doctoring Curriculum at the UCLA School of Medicine.

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