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? 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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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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