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Caring for patients from different cultures, 4th ed.

9780812220315

Caring for patients from different cultures, 4th ed.

Galanti, Geri-Ann.

U. of Pennsylvania Pr.

2008

298 pages

$19.95

Paperback

RT86

This fourth edition of a resource for students and professionals in medicine, nursing, and allied health fields contains 200 case studies illustrating cross-cultural misunderstanding and culturally competent health care, drawn from the fields of cultural diversity and medical anthropology. Chapters cover a wide range of topics, including birth, end of life, traditional medicine, mental health, pain, religion, and multicultural staff issues. An appendix contains profiles of various cultures and religions. This fourth edition adds 100 new cases and deletes some others. A new chapter, "Making a Difference," describes some of the changes that various hospitals have made in order to provide more culturally sensitive care. There is also a new appendix on how to use interpreters. Galanti is on the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at California State University-Los Angeles, the School of Nursing at California State University-Dominguez Hills, and the Doctoring Curriculum at the David Geffen School of Medline at UCLA.

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