Cultural Fault Lines in Healthcare Reflections on Cultural Competency

ISBN-10: 0739149679
ISBN-13: 9780739149676
Edition: 2012
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 122
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Michael C. Brannigan (Ph.D., Philosophy, M.A., Religious Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium) is the George and Jane Pfaff Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Values at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Holder of the first endowed chair in the collegersquo;s history, he is also on the faculty of the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College. Prior to his appointment, he was Vice President for Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, he was Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Cross-Cultural Ethics at La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To complement his rich and longstanding clinical experience as an ethics consultant, hospital ethics committee advisor, and hospice volunteer, his specialty lies in ethics, Asian philosophy, medical ethics, and intercultural ethics. Along with numerous articles, his books include: Ethics Across Cultures; Striking a Balance: A Primer in Traditional Asian Values; The Pulse of Wisdom: The Philosophies of India, China, and Japan; Healthcare Ethics in a Diverse Society (co-authored); Cross-Cultural Biotechnology; and Ethical Issues in Human Cloning. He serves on the editorial boards of Health Care Analysis: An International Journal of Health Care Philosophy and Policy and Communication and Medicine. He also writes a monthly column on ethics for the Albany Times Union, at http://www.timesunion.com/brannigan/. Michael was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He and his wife Brooke, along with their dog Seamus, live in Niskayuna, New York. For fun, he plays piano, guitar, tennis, ocean kayaks, and practices martial arts.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
When Worldviews Collide
From Fault Lines to Cultural Competency
Cultural Discourse and Its Hurdles
On the Path to Presence
Cultivating Presence When There Is Distrust
Appendix: Principles of Healthcare Ethics
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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