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Healthcare Professional's Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence

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ISBN-10: 0779699602

ISBN-13: 9780779699605

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rani Srivastava

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The term cultural competence is best defined as a set of behaviours, attitudes and policies that allow professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Within a health care setting, cultural competence is the integration and utilization of knowledge about individuals and groups of people used in appropriate cultural settings to increase the quality of care and produce improved health outcomes. It is crucial that a health care provider always bears in mind the relevance of individual and cultural bias, and provider and institutional values as they influence health care utilization as they practice. These biases, on the part of the practitioner and the client, must be…    
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Rani H. Srivastava, RN, MScN, PhD

Foundation Stones
Understanding Cultural Competence in Health Care
Culture: Perspectives, Myths, and Misconceptions
Culture Care Framework I: Overview and Cultural Sensitivity
Culture Care Framework II: Cultural Knowledge, Resources, and Bridging the Gap
Universally Applicable Cultural Knowledge
Cross-Cultural Communication
Working with Interpreters in Healthcare Settings
Caring for Diverse Families
A Working Guide to Illness Beliefs and Paths of Healing
Specific Cultural Considerations
The Beginning of Life (The Perinatal Period)
The End of Life
Mental Health Practice
Immigrant Women's Health
Pain Management
Caring-Healing And Complementary Therapies
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