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.
Explores the variety of ways the diverse cultures of America understand mind and body, and the disorders to which mind and body are subject. Designed to introduce cultural competence and diversity skills to clinicians and students working with clients who have mental health issues. Introduces a diagnostic system (the DSM-IV "Outline for cultural formulation") for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders across cultural boundaries and diagnostic categories.