Introduction : the need for culturally sensitive health care / Nancy Waxler-Morrison and Joan M. Anderson -- 1. People of Central American descent / Danica Gleave, Natalie A. Chambers and Arturo S. Manes -- 2. People of Chinese descent / Ka-Ming Kevin Yue -- 3. People of Cambodian and Laotian descent / Chansokhy Anhaouy, Elizabeth Richardson and Nancy Waxler-Morrison -- 4. People of Iranian descent / Afsaneh Behjati-Sabet and Natalie A. Chambers -- 5. People of Japanese descent / Karen Kobayashi, Teruko Okabe, Kazuko Takahashi and Elizabeth Richardson -- 6. People of South Asian descent / Shashi Assanand, Maud Dias, Elizabeth Richardson, Natalie A. Chambers and Nancy Waxler-Morrison -- 7. People of Vietnamese descent / Dai-Kha Dinh, Soma Ganesan and Nancy Waxler-Morrison -- 8. Refugees in Canada / Natalie A. Chambers and Soma Ganesan -- Conclusion : delivering culturally responsive health care / Joan M. Anderson, Sheryl Reimer Kirkham, Nancy Waxler-Morrison, Carol Herbert, Maureen Murphy and Elizabeth Richardson.
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. 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.