Caring for Patients from Different Cultures
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? This work contains over 200 case studies illustrating cross-cultural misunderstanding and culturally competent health care. The chapters also cover: birth, end of life, traditional medicine, and pain.
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Communication and Time Orientation
Religion and Spirituality
Activities of Daily Living and the Body
Men and Women
Traditional Medicine Practices and Perspectives
Providing Culturally Competent Care
Summary of Case Studies
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