Health Matters A Pocket Guide for Working with Diverse Cultures and Underserved Populations

ISBN-10: 1931930201
ISBN-13: 9781931930208
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

This conveniently sized paperback will help health care workers to understand and be sensitive to the needs of different cultures and backgrounds.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Immigrant, Refugee, and Minority Health Care Experience in the United States
America's Changing Ethnic Landscape
Challenges for Health Care Providers and Minorities, Immigrants, and Refugees
Culturally Appropriate Health Care
Defining Culture
Categorizing Culture Groups
Cultural Communication Styles
Becoming More Culturally Appropriate: General Strategies
Guidelines for Providers
Making Health Organizations More Accommodating
Public Health Planning for Newcomer Populations
Working Effectively with Interpreters
Working with Low-Literacy Patients
Understanding Traditional Health Practices
The Cultural Communities
African Americans
The Amish
Arab Muslims
Bosnian Refugees
East African Refugees
East Asian Immigrants
Hispanics
Indians
Iranians
Jews
Native Americans
Pacific Islanders
Russians and Eastern Europeans
Southeast Asian Refugees
Resources
National Resources on Minority, Immigrant, and Refugee Health
National Resources on Minority Aging Issues
Recommended Readings on Minority, Immigrant, and Refugee Health
References and Other Resources
The Iowa Project EXPORT Center of Excellence on Health Disparities
The Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration
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