Cross cultural care

Cross cultural care

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Bhooma Bhayana
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores some experiences of immigrant women accessing health care services in Canada. Suggests ways to begin to break down some of the barriers to access and equality that exist in our health care system between the health care worker  and the consumer of those services. 

 

Breaking down the barriers: helping newcomers to Canada have healthy lifestyles

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Points out the special health care access needs experienced by those new to Canada. Describes services provided by clinics focusing on immigrant, refugee, and cross-cultural health care.

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Includes bibliographical references.

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Provides information and services to assist health professionals to communicate with non English speaking communities throughout New South Wales, Australia.

Primary Telephone: 
+61 2 9816 0347
Email Address: 
mhcs@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Fax Number: 
+61 2 9816 0302
Street Address: 
PO Box 58
City: 
Gladesville, NSW
Postal/ZIP Code: 
2111

Developing cultural competence in reproductive health care: understanding every woman

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English
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Paper
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National Abortion Federation
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Provides recommendations on how to develop a culturally competent workplace and to provide strategies for addressing the concerns and specific needs of women of colour, low-income women, and immigrant women.

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WOMH.D48 2004

Culture & clinical care

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Juliene G. Lipson (ed.)
Suzanne L. Dibble (ed.)
Publisher: 
UCSF Nursing Press
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Provides information on various cultural and ethnica groups to sensitize health providers to cultural variations within each group it describes.

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IMWO.C85 2005
ISBN 0943671221
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Spring 2006: People have various beliefs about the transitions that accompany health, illness, birth and death—beliefs that are influenced by such things as culture and age. Therefore, providing appropriate, cross-cultural health care is critically important. The purpose of this book is to sensitize health care providers to cultural variations, to encourage asking questions and to stimulate learning about how patients identify with and express their cultural background. By itself, information about a specific cultural or ethnic group does not necessarily make for culturally appropriate care, but neither can good care be provided in the absence of such information. As the authors believe, all health care providers need to know something about their patients’ sociocultural backgrounds because it is easy to inadvertently insult a patient or family when clinicians act only on what they believe is correct (which is usually based only on their own values and/or education). While the information in this book draws upon US statistical data, the underlying principles and information will be of use to a Canadian audience.

Cultural sensitivity and research involving sexual minorities

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English
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Author: 
Greta R. Bauer
Linda D. Wayne
Publisher: 
Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Describes cultural barriers that can prevent members of sexual minorities from obtaining effective care. Argues that overcoming such barriers is critical both to providing direct services and to conducting the research needed to plan effective interventions.

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ISSN 15386341
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Includes bibliographical references.

Building collaborative communities for cross cultural cancer research & care

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English
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Author: 
Maria C. Barroetavena
Publisher: 
BC Cancer Agency
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Presents the proceedings and recommendations from the First National Workshop on Cross Cultural Cancer Research and Care held in Vancouver, British Columbia, February 20th and 21st, 2004.

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Managing diversity in health care

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Lee Gardenswartz
Anita Rowe
Publisher: 
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Demonstrates how to become culturally sensitive to both co-workers and patients, deal with issues of prejudice and bias, and communicate effectively within a diverse health care setting.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAS.G37 1998
ISBN 0787940410
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Setting the agenda for research on cultural competence in health care

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English
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Paper
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Publisher: 
Office of Minority Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Looks at the question of what impact cultural competence interventions have on the delivery of health care and health outcomes, and investigates the opportunities and barriers that affect how further research in this area might be conducted.

Strategies for improving minority healthcare quality

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English
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Author: 
Mary Catherine Beach
Lisa A. Cooper
Karen A. Robinson
Eboni G. Price
Tiffany L. Gary
Mollie W. Jenckes
Aysegul Gozu
Carole Smarth
Ana Palacio
Carolyn J. Feuerstein
Eric B. Bass
Neil R. Powe
Publisher: 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Rockville, MD

Systematically reviews the evidence to determine the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve the quality of healthcare and/or to reduce disparities for ethnic minorities. Focuses on evaluations of interventions aimed at healthcare providers or organizations. Broadly examines any type of strategy aimed at improving the quality of care in an ethnic minority population of patients, and then looks more specifically at strategies designed to improve the cultural competence of healthcare providers or organizations.

ISBN/ISSN: 
Number 90
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