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Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based method of education healthiness Professionals offers the required instruments to satisfy the ever-growing want for culturally useful practitioners and trainees. Twenty-five self-study situations hide a number of scientific themes, together with cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, and pediatric issues. real eventualities that happened in scientific settings aid the person achieve direct perception into the realities of perform this present day. Cultural components coated in the circumstances contain cultural variety plus gender, language, people ideals, socioeconomic prestige, faith, and sexual orientation.


This e-book is an licensed CME-certifying task to satisfy physicians' cultural competency country necessities.

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Patients ’lack of empowerment in the country of origin and concerns for safety especially with health care providers) (Cases 6, 22). , economic opportunity or refugee status) and immigrant status may play important roles in the ability to access needed services. Immigrants who are living with undocumented family members, or who are undocumented themselves, delay presentation of symptoms and use fewer medical services (Case 23). Many immigrants work for smaller employers who do not provide paid leaves to attend medical appointments.

7. M. A Dictionary of Public Health. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007. 8. Giddens A. Sociology, 2nd edn. Polity Press, Oxford, 1993. 9. T. Sociology: A Brief Introduction, 4th edn. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002. 10. G. The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology: A User’s Guide to Sociological Language. Blackwell Publishers, Malden, Mass, 2000. 11. H. Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology. Greenwood Press, New York, 1991. 12. Physicians for Human Rights. The Right to Equal Treatment: An Action Plan to End Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment in the United States.

Health may be improved through these approaches because patients gain trust and confidence in accessing health care, and health care providers increase their ability to understand and treat a culturally diverse clientele. The effectiveness of these interventions can be assessed through intermediate outcomes and health outcomes. Examples of professional, governmental, and accrediting organizations recognizing the importance of cultural competency include the following: (1) Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Li aison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

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