Achieving Cultural Competency. A Case-Based Approach to by Lisa Hark, Horace DeLisser

By Lisa Hark, Horace DeLisser

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based method of education future health Professionals offers the mandatory instruments to fulfill the ever-growing want for culturally efficient practitioners and trainees. Twenty-five self-study instances conceal various scientific issues, together with cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, and pediatric issues. genuine eventualities that happened in medical settings aid the consumer achieve direct perception into the realities of perform this day. Cultural elements coated in the circumstances contain cultural range plus gender, language, folks ideals, socioeconomic prestige, faith, and sexual orientation.


This e-book is an authorized CME-certifying task to satisfy physicians' cultural competency country requisites.

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The reasons for these racial and ethnic disparities are complex and include multiple interconnected social and economic factors (12–15). In contributing to the elimination of these disparities, health professional students and providers must understand the underlying forces driving and maintaining these health disparities. Differences in access to health care and differences in the quality of care received unquestionably contribute to health disparities. , routine, acute, and chronic care, and avoidable hospital admissions).

Chou, MD, Instructor, Department of Pediatrics Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA April Coleman, Managing Editor University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Ronald G. Collman, MD, Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine; Co-director, Penn Center for AIDS Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Nereida Correa, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor of OB/GYN and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA Sonia Crandall, PhD, MS, Professor of Family and Community Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA Hetty Cunningham, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA Horace DeLisser, MD, Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Spiritual Care Medicine; Assistant Dean, Cultural Competency University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Sharon Drozdowsky, MES, Industrial Hygienist, Consultation, Education and Outreach Services, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Tumwater, WA, USA Eric J.

We hope this book will provide the necessary tools to meet the evergrowing need that health professionals in training and practice have to become culturally competent. Twenty-five self-study cases are presented on a variety of medical topics in the areas of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary medicine, metabolic and endocrine diseases, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, oncology, hematology, and pediatric disorders. Issues covered within the cases include cultural diversity plus gender, language, folk beliefs, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation.

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