Reviews some basic health beliefs and practices associated with a number of cultral and religious groups. Intended to help providers learn about the possible expectations that patients and residents may have for their care.
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.
Packed with practical pointers and examples, this indispensable, straight-talking guide helps professionals conduct productive interviews while building strong working relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse clients. Chapters cover verbal and nonverbal ways to build rapport and convey respect; how to overcome language barriers, including effective use of interpreters; culturally competent interviews with children and adolescents; and key issues in working with immigrants and refugees. Strategies for avoiding common cross-cultural misunderstandings and producing fair, accurate reports are presented. Every chapter concludes with thought-provoking discussion questions and resources for further reading.
Dying and Death in Canada offers a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of dying, death, and bereavement from a Canadian perspective.
The third edition includes two new chapters that highlight trends and provide assessments of end-of-life care in Canada. Several new topics are covered, including assisted death, emerging trends in funerary practices and memorialization, and changing conceptualizations and interventions in the grieving process. The book also offers individual perspectives on dying and death from funeral directors, nurses, police officers, and others, told in their own words. An appendix lists recent and classic movies, television programs, documentary films, and other visual media sources dealing with dying and death.