Contents: Foundation stones. Understanding cultural competence in health care / Rani Srivastava. Culture: perspectives, myths, and misconceptions / Rani Srivastava. Culture care framework I: overview and cultural sensitivity / Rani Srivastava. Culture care framework II: cultural knowledge, resources, and bridging the gap / Rani Srivastava -- Universally applicable cultural knowledge. Cross-cultural communication / Rani Srivastava. Working with interpreters in healthcare settings / Rani Srivastava. Caring for diverse families / Salma Debs-Ivall. A working guide to illness beliefs and paths of healing / Raju Hajela -- Specific cultural considerations. The beginning of life (the perinatal period) / Nancy Watts and Claire McDonald. The end of life / Ann Pottinger, Athina Perivolaris, and David Howes. Mental health practice / Hung-Tat (Ted) Lo and Ann Pottinger. Immigrant womenâ€™s health / Ilene Hyman and Sepali Guruge. Pain management / Mona Sawhney. Caring-healing and complementary therapies / Sheila M. Lewis.