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CultureVision (Cook Ross)
CultureVision provides on-the-spot access to information that can assist you in providing culturally competent care for your patients at every point of contact.
CultureVision provides background information on the factors that may affect a patient's health, condition, treatment, communication, decision-making, and cultural/spiritual beliefs and practices.
Select an ethnic group, religious group, or special community to get started.
Here is a suggestion on how to cite in APA. PLEASE confirm with your professor if this is acceptable.
Cook Ross Inc. (n.d.). Beliefs/teachings [Hinduism]. CultureVision. https://www.crculturevision.com
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Online Resources --
University of Washington Medical Center
Tips sheets for clinicians designed to learn about different cultures --- Albanian, Chinese, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Korean, Latino, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese
EthnoMed is Harborview Medical Center’s (University of Washington) ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups.
Culturally Effective Care Toolkit
By the American Academy of Pediatrics
Think Cultural Health : Physician's Practical Guide for Culturally Competent Care
Office of Minority Health, US. Dept of HHS
This is a self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. This helps medical professionals learn about racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
Culture Info by Country
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health has 2 publications : 1. Culturgrams Provinces Edition and 2. Culturegrams World edition.To access use the database >> click on "publications" then type in culturegrams.Various countries are listed.This publication started in 2013.
Patient Care by Culture
Caring for Patients from Different Cultures by
Publication Date: 2014-12-12
A Desk Reference to Personalizing Patient Care, 3rd edition by
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
Editor is from Florida Hospital. This guide explains religious and cultural beliefs of people related to health care.
Personalizing Patient Care : Enhance the patient experience by understanding differences in cultures, religions, disabilities, and generations, 4th edition by Personalizing Patient Care is a valuable guide for improving a caregiver's understanding of how a patients background may affect their needs, preferences, and expectations related to the delivery of care.
Publication Date: 2017-10-31
Personalizing patient care, 4th edition, by Aurora Realin is available online via Canvas. Please contact the library if you need this title using ASK US on the library home page.
Culture & Health Care
Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness by For courses in Community/Public Health Nursing, Transcultural Nursing, and CEUs. Promotes an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds The ninth edition of Cultural Diversity in Health and Wellness examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system, consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives and more importantly HEALTH--the balance of the person, both within one's being--physical, mental, and spiritual--and in the outside world--natural, communal, and metaphysical. (Terms such as HEALTH are written this way to emphasize holistic meaning.) An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today, while introductory and capstone chapters help place material within perspective.
Publication Date: 2016-09-12
Health Promotion in Multicultural Populations by
Publication Date: 2014-01-21
Social, Political and Cultural Dimensions of Health by This book comprehensively explores social, political and cultural dimensions of health in contemporary society. It addresses many issues and pertinent questions, including the following: Are we over diagnosed and over medicated? How can patients participate in their own care? Do pharmaceutical companies coerce us into medication regimes? What drives inequalities in health outcomes? What is the experience of health care for indigenous communities? Why do different countries have such different health care systems? How do we respond to life-changing conditions? Can we achieve a good death ? How do new genetics shape our identities? Is public health a force of liberation or disempowerment? The book incorporates the range of levels of influence on health, covering individual patient experiences, the health professions, multinational corporations, the state, global organisations as well as examining trends in social organisation, cultural expression and technological developments. It volume provides an accessible, yet in-depth, overview and discussion of the sociology of health. The chapters include an illustrative case study and further readings relating to the topic."
Call Number: Online / ebook -- EBSCO
Publication Date: 2016-05-13
U.S. Government Resources
Government Agency Accronyms
Here is a listing of well-known U.S. Government agencies providing health information.
AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
CDC - Center for Disease Control
HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
OMH - Office of Minority Health