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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 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 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.
Cultural Competence in Healthcare - Internet Resources
The website was developed for clinicians and health care providers working with immigrant and refugee populations. EthnoMed offers information about immigration, cultural norms and values, experience with Western medicine, culture- specific information and tools pertinent to the clinical encounter.
Provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people
The first book on emotional intelligence (EI) written for nurses, this comprehensive resource demonstrates how EI skills can and should be applied to any practice setting in nursing to improve patient outcomes.
Each chapter presents case studies which illustrate the implications of EI on key nursing challenges such as burnout, patient safety, staff retention, conflict management, ethical decision-making, quality and safety, and wellness.
This book identifies critical interactional dynamics to assist healthcare workers in developing a conversational “flow” with patients, enabling them to communicate with patients in a clear, concise, and sensible way.
It provides a practical, step-by-step approach to the use of motivational interviewing skills/tools in all practice settings, that will encourage patients to make positive behavioral changes and improve patient outcomes.
Library Books in Print
The following books can be found in the general collection of the Lawrence Campus Library and can be checked out for a two-week loan period.
Develop your skills in communicating effectively with clients, families, and colleagues in order to achieve treatment goals in health care. Learn how to apply theory to real-life practice through case studies, interactive exercises, and evidence-based practice studies.