Healing by Heart Clinical and Ethical Case Stories of Hmong Families and Western Providers

ISBN-10: 0826514316
ISBN-13: 9780826514318
Edition: 2003
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Description: By sharing stories of suffering, confusion, and success, Healing by Heart couples an accessible method of learning about the Hmong people, with concrete recommendations about how to enhance cross-cultural health care relationships.

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

By sharing stories of suffering, confusion, and success, Healing by Heart couples an accessible method of learning about the Hmong people, with concrete recommendations about how to enhance cross-cultural health care relationships.

Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, M.D., M.A., is a family physician at Ramsey Family and Community Medicine Residency and West Side Community Health Center.

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Health-Related Cultural Beliefs, Practices, and Values
Hmong Culture: Tradition and Change
Women's Health: Case Stories and Commentaries
Controlling Fertility: A Case Story
Hmong Preferences for Natural Family Planning
Social, Cultural, and Ethical Aspects of Controlling Fertility in the Hmong Community
Woman with Pregnancy Complications: A Case Story
The Cultural Complexity of Obstetrical Care
Conflicting Cultural Practices in Deciding about a Cesarean-Section
Woman with Vaginal Bleeding: A Case Story
Culturally Responsive Care for a Hmong Woman with Vaginal Bleeding
Influence of Conversion to Christianity on a Hmong Woman's Decision about Hysterectomy: A Pastor's Perspective
Children's Health: Case Stories and Commentaries
Children with High Fevers: Case Stories
Hmong Health Beliefs and Practices Concerning Childhood Fevers
State-Ordered Medical Care for Our Son: Parents' Perspective
Family-Centered Cultural Collaboration in Pediatric Care
Bottle-Fed Toddler with Anemia: A Case Story
Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Bottle-fed Toddlers
A Culturally Informed Public Health Response to Pediatric Anemia in the Hmong Community
Infant with Down Syndrome and a Heart Defect: A Case Story
Defining Best Interest for a Hmong Infant: A Physician's Challenge
"Why Do They Want to Hurt My Child?": The Mother's Perspective
Chronic Disease: Case Stories and Commentaries
Man with Diabetes and Hypertension: A Case Story
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Hmong Community
"I Tell You This Story of Healing": A Shaman's Perspective
Young Woman with Kidney Failure and Transplant: A Case Story
Endstage
Painful Cultural Differences in a Hmong Family: The Mother's Perspective
Mental Illness: Case Stories and Commentaries
War Veteran with Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Story
Social and Spiritual Explanations of Depression and Nightmares
Depression and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Prevailing Causes and Therapeutic Strategies with Hmong Clients
Domestic Violence: A Case Story
Traditional Hmong Concepts of Wife Beating
Changing Gender Roles and Domestic Violence in the Hmong Community: A Feminist Perspective
Woman with Psychosis: A Case Story
Cultural Interpretations of Psychosis
Integrating Hmong and Western Approaches to Spiritual Illnesses
End-of-Life Care: Case Stories and Commentaries
Hospice Patient with Gallbladder Cancer: A Case Story
Cultural Complications in End-of-Life Care for a Hmong Woman with Gallbladder Cancer
The Husband's Plea for Provider Honesty
Pregnant Woman with a Brain Hemorrhage: A Case Story
Strategies for Health Care Providers and Institutions to Deliver Culturally Competent Care
Accommodation of Cultural Differences in End-of-Life Care
A Widowed Mother's Search for a Good Place to Die: A Case Story
Providing a Spiritually Appropriate Place for My Mother's Care and Death
"Please Help Me": A Physician Responds to a Hmong Woman's End-of-Life Struggles
Culturally Responsive Health Care
A Model for Culturally Responsive Health Care
Recommendations for Health Care Practitioners
Recommendations for Health Care Administrators and Educators
Recommendations for Public Policy Makers
Editors and Contributors
Index

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