Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness

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Prentice Hall, 2004 - Medical - 375 pages
For undergraduate and graduate courses in patient care and basic health related profession programs, as well as medical, social work, and other health disciplines. This text is based on the idea of CulturalCare, which is the concept that promotes health care as culturally sensitive, culturally appropriate, and culturally competent. Stressing that CulturalCare is both content and process, the text explores how this concept is essential in order to meet the complex health care needs of patients and their families and communities. Using a practical and student-friendly approach, the Sixth Edition examines how health care can cross social and cultural boundaries of a patient while assessing that patients particular social environment as it relates to their health issues. - Revised and reorganized structure - Contains updated content to reflect Census 2000, immigration policies since September 11, 2001, poverty statistics, and recent morbidity and mortality figures within a reorganized format that allows for smooth continuity. - A step-by-step approach to CulturalCare - Outlines an eight-step plan covering issues such as awareness of culture, knowledge of heritage and history, cultura

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