For basic country and culture information, try searching Global Road Warrior - A guide to traveling the world featuring information on embassies, business, societies, culture, food, education, and much more.
Many cultural, traditional, and healthcare practices are influenced by a group's religion. Including a religion in your keywords can help locate materials.
Keywords, or search terms, are the main points of your topic. Database searching works best when using keywords. Below are some terms to get you started:
|Choose your assigned culture/religion/group:||Combine with these terms:|
|African American||traditional medicine or healthcare||immigration or migration|
|Amish or Anabaptist||healthcare practices or beliefs||gender roles|
|Appalachian Region||religious values or rituals||family dynamics or child rearing|
|Chinese or Chinese-American or Buddhist||dietary practices or nutrition||common health issues|
|Eastern European or Jewish||health literacy||health barriers|
|Filipino or Catholic||cultural awareness||case study|
|Asian Indian or Hindu||cultural competence||medical mistrust|
|Indigenous People or Native American or Miami Tribe||patient centered care||health disparities|
|Nigerian or Islam or Muslim||transcultural nursing||folk medicine|
|Serbian or Orthodox Christian||ethonursing||refugees|
|Hispanic or Latino or Latina or Latinx||Kampo or herbal medicine||discrimination|
|Polish or Poles or Roman Catholic||patient experience or satisfaction||health and hygiene|
|Japanese or Shinto or Confucianism||sexual or gender minorities|
|LGBTQ+ or transgender or gay or lesbian or queer|
Use the guide below to help you search for articles in the library databases.
Using the library databases will provide results like this article that covers how different religions view the measles vaccination:
These articles contains general information about cultural competent care:
This article discusses death and end of life decisions from a variety of religious viewpoints: