Cultural Competency for the Health Professional

ISBN-10: 1449672124
ISBN-13: 9781449672126
Edition: 2013
Authors: Patti R. Rose
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List price: $74.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 5/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Cultural Competency for the Health Professional reviews the importance of the implementation of cultural competency by allied health professionals, and the process of assessment, training and evaluation. This comprehensive text includes a clear and concise overview of the necessary tools to apply cultural competency processes as well as systematic and disciplined approaches to the process of achieving it. Attention is also given to some of the reservations that may exist in various health professions with interests in moving in the direction of cultural competency such as associated costs, limited time, and beyond. Cultural Competency for the Health Professional provides health professions students with key cultural competency information and practical insight into how to apply this knowledge in their day-to-day work environments as they deal with patients on a clinical basis.FEATURESOverview of the demographic changes in the United StatesAccreditation requirements (programmatic, specialized and institutional) Cultural nuances of specific groupsComprehensive view of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards with an emphasis on the clinical aspect of various allied health professionsAttitudinal survey with established reliability and validity

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Contributors
Reviewers
Introduction
Chapter Organization
Overview and Specific Details of Various Racial, Cultural and Ethnic Groups
Introduction
Racial Groups
African American/Black
Native American/Alaska Native
Asian American and Pacific Islander
White
Ethnic Group
Hispanic/Latino
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Relevance of Cultural Competency to Various Health Professions
Introduction
Political Correctness as a Necessary Consideration for Cultural Competency
Considering Cultural Competency in All Healthcare Settings
Difference Between Interpretation and Translation
Visual Affirmation in the Healthcare Setting
Diversifying the Health Service Professional Workforce
Trust
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Health Professions and Understanding Cultural Concerns
Introduction
Cultural Views Regarding Modern Medical Practices
Recruiting Diverse Healthcare Professionals
Cultural Competence Continuum
Cultural Destructiveness
Cultural Incapacity
Cultural Blindness
Cultural Precompetence
Cultural Competence
Cultural Proficiency
Cultural Competence Framework
Parameters that Differentiate Cultures
Purnell Model for Cultural Competence
Learn Model
Assumption Exercise
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
US Educational System and the Intersection of Cultural Competency and Health Literacy
Introduction
Educational Interventions in the United States
Teach for America
No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top
Health Literacy
Responsibility of Health Professionals
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Cultural Competency and the Need to Eliminate Health Disparities
Introduction
Health Disparities Defined
An Historical Overview of Health Disparities
Health Disparities and Minority Groups
Immigration and Cultural Competency
Cultural Competency as a Contributing Factor Toward Health Disparities
The Role of Culturally Competent Health Professionals in Closing the Gap
Conclusion
Chapter Summary!
Chapter Problems
References
Cultural Competency and Assessment
Introduction
Attitudes
Assessment
Test-Retest Reliability
Alternative form Reliability
Internal Consistency Reliability
Validity
Cultural Competence Assessment Tool
Importance of Valid and Reliable Assessment Tools
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Cultural Competence Training
Introduction
Significance of Cultural Competence Training
Approaches to Training
Elements to Ensure Successful Training Programs
Cross-Cultural Education and Other Training Essentials
Importance of Providing Key Terms Relevant to Cultural Competence
Key Components of Cultural Competence Training
Evaluation of Cultural Competence Training
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Case Studies
Introduction
Dental Hygienists
Case Study
Comments
Physical Therapists
Case Study
Comments
Occupational Therapists
Case Study
Comments
Speech-Language Therapists
Case Study
Comments
Pharmacists
Case Study
Comments
Radiology Technicians
Case Study
Comments
Emergency Medical Technicians
Case Study
Comments
Medical Records Technicians
Case Study
Comments
Physician Assistants
Case Study
Comments
Medical Assistants
Case Study
Comments
Nurses
Case Study
Comments
Dentists
Case Study
Comments
Chapter Summary
References
Suggested Readings
Healthcare Reform and Economic Concerns Regarding Cultural Competency
Introduction
Interview
Conclusion
References
Suggested Reading
Psychosocial Impact of Culturally Incompetent Health Care
Introduction
What Exactly is Culture?
Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
Prejudice
Discrimination
Racism
Aversive Racism
Racial Microaggresions
Microassault
Microinsult
Microinvalidation
Psychosocial Outcomes of Culturally Incompetent Care
Clash of Racial Realities
Invisibility of Unintentional Expressions of Bias
Perceived Minimal Harm of Racial Microaggression
Catch-22 of Responding to Microaggressions
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Health Professionals and the Paradigm Shift
Introduction
Need for a Paradigm Shift
Expansion of Minority Markets
Investing in Cultural Competence
Business Aspect of Health Care
Decreasing Malpractice Claims
Enhanced Customer Service and Quality of Care
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards: An Overview
Introduction
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards
Need for CLAS Standards and Action Plans for Administrators
Qualitative Research
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Ultimate Challenge: Educational and Institutional Considerations for the Health Professions
Introduction
American Medical Association
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Institute of Medicine
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Sullivan Commission
Necessary Educational Requirements
Challenging Health Professionals
Conclusion
Chapter Summary
Chapter Problems
References
Suggested Readings
Cultural Competence Assessment Survey
Executive Team and Management
Cultural Competence Assessment Survey
Staff
Cultural Competence Assessment Survey
Health Professionals
Glossary of Important Terms
Websites and Resources
Cultural Competence and Other Relevant Websites
Journal Articles and Books
Cultural Competence Plan
Cultural Competence Accreditation Information for Selected (Examples) Health Professions
Individual and Cultural Differences
Professional Practice Expectation: Communication
Professional Practice Expectation: Cultural Competence
Interaction and Personal Qualities
Sample Focus Group Questions for Qualitative Cultural Competence Research
Questions
Acronyms
Index

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