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Caring for Patients from Different Cultures by Healthcare providers in the American medical system may find that patients from different cultures bring unfamiliar expectations, anxieties, and needs into the examination room. To provide optimal care for all patients, it is important to see differences from the patient's perspective and to work with patients from a range of demographics. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures has been a vital resource for nurses and physicians for more than twenty years, offering hundreds of case studies that illustrate crosscultural conflicts or misunderstandings as well as examples of culturally competent health care. Now in its fifth edition, Caring for Patients from Different Cultures covers a wide range of topics, including birth, end of life, communication, traditional medicine, mental health, pain, religion, and multicultural staff challenges. This edition includes more than sixty new cases with an expanded appendix, introduces a new chapter on improving adherence, and updates the concluding chapter with examples of changes various hospitals have made to accommodate cultural differences. Grounded in concepts from the fields of cultural diversity and medical anthropology, Caring for Patients from Different Cultures provides healthcare workers with a frame of reference for understanding cultural differences and sound alternatives for providing the best possible care to multicultural communities.
Call Number: RT86.54.G35 2015 North Campus
Publication Date: 2014-11-21
Transcultural Health Care by Prepare yourself for the culturally rich and ethically diverse world in which you will practice. Noted researchers, educators, and clinicians from a wealth of backgrounds use the Purnell twelve-step model to examine 33 population groups from a health care perspective. Each brings a personal understanding of the traditions and customs of their societies, providing a unique perspective on the implications for patient care.
Call Number: RA418.5.T73T73 2013 North Campus
Publication Date: 2013
Guide to Culturally Competent Health Care by Be prepared for the culturally rich and diverse world of healthcare! This concise, easy-to-read handbook prepares you to relate to individuals from different cultures. Use it in class and clinical now and as a reference throughout your career. The Purnell Model is your guide as you explore 34 different cultures and the issues that you need to be sensitive to...including cultural variations regarding personal space, dietary preferences, communication, symptom management, activities of daily living, and religious and health practices.
Call Number: RA418.5.T73P87 2014 Nassau Center
Publication Date: 2014-05-19
The Latino Patient by By 2030 Latinos will comprise roughly 20 percent of the population of the United States. Growing numbers of health professionals are realizing the importance of understanding Latino cultural values as they impact the clinical encounter. Such knowledge can enhance their ability to communicate with and treat Latina patients effectively and respectfully. The Latino Patient provides an in-depth exploration of Latino diversity, relevant cultural values, health status, beliefs, and practices; and effective communication strategies. The author has developed an original, practice-oriented model that leads the reader from greeting the patient to ultimately negotiating treatment. The book is hands-on and provides numerous vignettes gleaned from the authorâ??s experience. The Latino Patient should be high-priority reading for physicians, nurses, physicianâ??s assistants, therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers and other clinicians.
Call Number: RA448.5.H57C56 2002 North Campus
Publication Date: 2002-06-02
Cultural Competence -eBooks
Medical Spanish for Nurses by Designed for those with no previous experience speaking Spanish, this guide provides nurses, other medical professionals, and students with the tools to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Online audio is available to provide correct pronunciation and prepare learners for a wide array of medical situations. Using a step-by-step approach with plenty of examples, the text enables readers to quickly develop their Spanish knowledge. Question and response scenarios, vocabulary quizzes, anatomy identifi cation, summary exercises, and dialogue reinforce and expedite learning. Chapters provide appropriate Spanish vocabulary, terminology, and expressions commonly used in health care interactions--as well as likely patient responses--to prepare readers for conversational Spanish. Key sections enable readers to speak with confi dence while taking a patient's history, assessing pain, conducting a physical assessment, and talking about nutrition and pediatric and adult illnesses. Tips on cultural competence are featured throughout, culminating in a comprehensive chapter on transcultural nursing and the impact of culture, belief systems, and social norms on health care delivery to diverse Spanish-speaking populations. Key Features: Requires no previous knowledge of SpanishFocuses on Spanish words and phrases needed in common health care interactions with patientsIncludes multiple interactive print and audio exercises to enhance learningGives print and audio examples of common patient responsesIncludes examples of common conversations between health care professionals and patientsProvides scripted dialogues for conducting a complete history and physical exam, performing gynecological exams, and teaching scenarios for fetal development, pregnancy, breast exams, testicular exams, and contraception
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-11-28
American Indian Health and Nursing by " A]n extraordinary textbook that addresses the historical and national impact of healthcare and nursing on the American Indian... Although written for nurses, the usefulness of this healthcare textbook extends far beyond this professional practice. Anyone who wants to understand how healthcare is delivered to the American Indian population will be become well informed while immersed in this text. In this day of indigenizing the academy, including nursing, this textbook would be an excellent resource in Native Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Medicine, or Education." --Karen Doty-Sweetnam, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Faculty of Health Studies, Brandon University, The Canadian Journal of Native Studies The first book to examine the profound disparities in American Indian health, and how they can be remedied, through a nursing lens The average life expectancy of a male born on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota today is somewhere in the mid-40s'the lowest life expectancy of all peoples not only in the United States but the entire Western Hemisphere. Written by and for nurses, this is the first text to focus exclusively on American Indian health and nursing. In fact, it is likely the only nursing book to even mention American Indian health as a distinct entity. The text addresses the profound disparities in policy, health care law, and health outcomes that affect American Indians, and describes how these disparities, woven into the cultural, environmental, historical, and geopolitical fabric of American Indian society, are responsible for the marked lack of well-being among American Indians. American Indian nurse authors, natives of nine unique American Indian cultures, address the four domains of health' physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional' within each region to underscore the many stunning inequalities of opportunity for health and well-being within the American Indian culture compared with Anglo culture. In an era of cultural competency, these expert nurse authors bring awareness of what is perhaps the least understood minority population in the United States. The text covers the history of American Indians with a focus on the drastic changes that occurred following European contact. Included are excerpts from relevant journal articles, historical reports, interviews with tribal health officials, and case studies. The book addresses the roots of American Indian nursing, including coverage of indigenous knowledge and traditional approaches to health and healing. It examines current issues surrounding American Indian nursing, nursing education, and health care within 10 distinct American Indian cultural populations, including a crucial discussion of the health care needs of American Indians living in urban areas. KEY FEATURES: Focuses exclusively on American Indian health and nursing' the first book to do so Written by American Indian nurses Covers four domains of health: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional Highlights nine specific cultural areas spanning Indian Country, each with its own unique history and context, with urban spaces as a final area
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-10-01
Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care, Third Edition by Based on proven research, this book is a unique ' how-to, ' ' must read' book for those working in academic settings, health care institutions, employeeeducation, and nursing and health care organizations and associations. Updated with new evidence-based strategies, interactive book features, and expandedready-toapply strategies and exemplars, this new edition offers a systematic, comprehensive approach for planning, implementing, and evaluating culturalcompetence education strategies and programs. New and expanded chapters address curriculum, train-the-trainer programs, and continuing education; traditional classroom, hybrid, and online courses;clinical settings, immersion experiences, service learning, simulation, and nursing skills labs; professional networking; and multicultural workplaceharmony and cultural safety. Included are educational activities for academic, health care agency, and professional association settings. Real-lifescenarios, integrated reflection boxes, easy-to-apply action steps, educator- in-action vignettes, research exhibit boxes, toolkit resource boxes, anaccompanying digital toolkit, references, and discussion questions help readers to fully integrate the book' s content. An appendix lists over 50 studiesfrom around the world utilizing the Cultural Competence and Confidence (CCC) model and its corresponding questionnaires (contained in the toolkit). Thetext provides valuable information and resources to assist academic programs and health care institutions meet accreditation requirements and forinstitutions trying to obtain Magnet¬ status. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: Updated and revised model to guide cultural competence education Reorganized to address cultural competence in a variety of environments Expanded ready-to-apply strategies and exemplars A wealth of updated and revised information and research New and expanded chapters on curriculum and varied learning modalities New information on clinical settings, immersion experiences, service learning, simulation, nursing skills labs, and hybrid and online education Real-life scenarios, reflection boxes, easy-to-apply action steps, toolkit resource boxes, and discussion questions ALSO AVAILABLE: Doctoral students, instructors, institutions, and others who want to take it a step further can purchase the Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkitpermission license. Purchase of a toolkit license allows the user to utilize any of the 23 toolkit items in a research study and/or an educational programfor the specified time period. The toolkit includes psychometrically validated questionnaires and other tools essential for the measurement and evaluationof cultural competence and the effectiveness of educational strategies. For more information, go to www.springerpub.com/cctoolkit.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
Health, Communication and Multicultural Communities by Communicating in multicultural settings is a field of central interest to those involved in ensuring access to healthcare. Ever-increasing migration requires access to essential legal, medical and social services. This book provides an overview of current issues in this field through a multi-faceted approach, situating the work of potential healthcare professionals and intercultural intermediaries in the broader context of public service providers and practitioners. The book is not oriented towards one population in particular; rather it is directed towards multiple groups, mainly to students of the health sciences and medical professionals interested in communicating with migrants and visitors, and those who have to work in multicultural settings. It is not a theoretical book, nor is it rule-based by any means. It is a handbook oriented towards reflection and practice resulting from years of experience training mediators, interpreters and translators working in minority languages within multicultural settings. It can be used for self-study and independent learning, but will also be extremely useful to teachers and trainers of future doctors and medical staff who seek materials or readings for their classes. Furthermore, it represents an excellent resource for mediators, interpreters and translators who want to learn more about communication in healthcare setting.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014-08-01
Delivering Culturally Competent Nursing Care by I have found this book helpful. Many fundamentals books gloss over the concept of cultural competence and students feel they understand until they are confronted with a clinical situation. This book provides an opportunity for readers to gain a deeper and more practical understanding."--Doody's Medical Reviews Offering a how-to approach to the development and application of cultural competency skills in nursing, this text provides numerous techniques for cultural self-assessment and cultural patient assessment. Its unique framework for self-assessment--considered to be a highly important facet of developing culturally competent nursing care--is based on the Cultural Competency Staircase Model, a self-assessment model developed by the author who has over 30 years of clinical practice in culturally diverse settings. The text begins by defining cultural competency and describes how nurses can use the Staircase Model to determine their level of cultural competence. Emphasis is placed on developing cross-cultural communication skills and resolving cross-cultural conflicts. The book provides tools for the cultural assessment of patients and focuses on working with culturally diverse colleagues and patient populations. Using case vignettes, it presents problematic clinical scenarios related to cultural diversity and discusses how to resolve them. Each chapter opens with learning objectives and glossary terms and ends with key points, NCLEX-RN review questions and a list of additional resources.The AACN Cultural Competencies for Baccalaureate Graduates are addressed in each chapter. Key Features: Provides multiple strategies to assist nurses in facilitating cultural competency Introduces an easy-to-follow self-assessment model for nursing students and novice nurses Covers working with culturally diverse colleagues, care of bariatric patients, and care of new immigrants Includes challenging case scenarios drawn from real life situations Designed for use throughout undergraduate curriculum
Call Number: RA418.5.T73K47 2013 North Campus
Publication Date: 2013
Health and Wellness Concerns for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities by Minority status in the United States often accompanies diminished access to education, employment, and subsequently health care. This volume explores factors that have contributed to health disparities among racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities. Focused on developing strategies for understanding these disparities and promoting wellness in minority communities, the authors highlight social forces such as racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, and homophobia, which continue to influence not only access to and quality of care but also perception and trust of health care professionals. The authors identify several common themes, including the importance of communication, intentional and unintentional discriminatory structures, and perhaps most significantly, the role of culturally relevant learning sites. This is the 142nd volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
Call Number: RA448.4.H39 2014 North Campus
Publication Date: 2014-06-23
Cultural, Ethnic, and Religious Reference Manual for Healthcare Providers by The Cultural, Ethnic, and Religious Reference Manual is authored by a nurse intimately aware of the challenges faced by healthcare providers as they attempt to deliver culturally competent care and better understand patient diversity in the face of frenzied schedules. This edition of the Cultural, Ethnic, and Religious Reference Manual maintains the highly successful and sought after conciseness of prior editions while building upon the most recently available healthcare-related data and statistics for each group included.This fourth edition contains over 30 chapters addressing frequently encountered religious, cultural, and ethnic groups. The contents of each chapter provide the reader with a quick overview of relative cultural norms, common health beliefs and practices, kinship factors, etc. while reminding the reader that each individual is unique and diverse in the practices of their culture or religion.
Call Number: RA418.5.T73A53 2013 North Campus Cultural Competence Collection
Publication Date: 2013-06-26