1. Introduction -- 2. Multicultural political developments in Canada -- 3. A demographic profile -- 4. An exploration of terms and definitions -- 5. Models that facilitate understanding -- 6. Values and beliefs -- 7. Special celebrations and major world religions -- 8. Effective helping through sensitive cross-cultural communication -- 9. Guidelines for seeking an interpreter -- 10. Key components of cultural assessments -- 11. Death and dying in a multicultural context -- 12. Summary
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.