This concise, easy-to-read book tackles the potentially awkward subject of culture in a direct, non-intimidating style. It prepares all health professionals in any clinical setting to conduct thorough assessments of individual from culturally specific population groups.
Based on the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, it explores 26 different cultures and the issues that healthcare professionals need to be sensitive to. Each chapter offers specific instructions, guidelines, tips, intervention strategies, and approaches specific to a particular cultural population.
This concise and instructive guide outlines the specific challenges faced by the Latinx population in US health care, and shows how healthcare professionals can support and care for this population in a way that acknowledges and understands the distinct characteristics of Latinx culture.
This highly practical handbook offers healthcare providers a process that encourages them to first consider their own attitudes, biases, beliefs, and prejudices through self-reflection. It challenges readers to examine cultural issues beyond just theory and to instead explore culture as it affects their professional roles.
As frontline providers for diverse populations, nurses are expected to treat each patient with empathy and respect. This text addresses what it really means to be culturally competent in nursing practice.
The content of this book is grounded in the Staircase Model, which builds upon the nurse’s own self-assessment to identify personal limitations, find strategies to improve cultural competence, and progress to the next level. This text features case scenarios that apply the process of cultural competence to different healthcare situations.
This book is for students of the health sciences and medical professionals interested in communicating with migrants and foreign visitors in a healthcare setting, and those working in multicultural settings.
Health professionals provide care to patients of differing religions and cultures, and knowledge of their cultural and religious background, way of life and beliefs and practices is vital to delivering sensitive and responsive care.