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Cultural difference and medical care

Lyle Saunders

Cultural difference and medical care

the case of the Spanish-speaking people of the Southwest.

by Lyle Saunders

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Published by Russell Sage Foundation in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southwest, New.
    • Subjects:
    • Medical care -- Southwest, New.,
    • Hispanic Americans -- Southwest, New.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA563.S7 S3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination317 p.
      Number of Pages317
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6157327M
      LC Control Number54011616
      OCLC/WorldCa4632915

        Cultural competence can be defined as “developing an awareness of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, and environment without letting it have an undue influence on those from other backgrounds; demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the client’s culture; accepting and respecting cultural differences; adapting care to be. Cultural differences can make a significant impact on many levels, but especially in medicine; a disconnect between patient and provider can result in poor outcomes. At the panel discussion, Beth Linker, PhD, director of Penn’s Health and Societies Program, noted that in times of stress, “people retreat to a comfortable place, the center of.

        Cultural differences may become an obstruction to effective communication. The cultural perceptions of health, sickness, and medical care of patients and families may differ with that of the clinicians or organization. A person’s perception of the world and his or her comprehension of a word or sentence are affected by culture.   The country is in a state of health care denial. We proudly and often declare America’s medical care is the best in the world. It isn't. The U.S. lags behind other industrialized nations in many.

      Delivering high-quality care to patients of the Muslim faith requires an understanding of the differences in cultural and spiritual values. Important differences include diet, ideas of modesty, privacy, touch restriction, and alcohol intake restriction. Globally, Muslims represent substantial portio .   While there is no doubt about the central role of culture in health and health care [] the concepts of culture, cultural difference and cultural competence are complex and can be difficult to define [].Many varied definitions are used to describe cultural competence; one definition commonly used was provided by Cross, Bazron, Dennis and Isaacs () [].


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Cultural difference and medical care by Lyle Saunders Download PDF EPUB FB2

QUALITY OF CARE. Research reveals systematic racial differences in the kind and quality of medical care received by Medicare beneficiaries (Escarce et al., ; McBean and Gornick, ).Inblack Medicare beneficiaries were less likely than their white counterparts to receive any of the 16 most commonly performed hospital procedures (McBean and Gornick, ).

Grounded in concepts from the fields of cultural diversity and medical anthropology, Caring for Patients from Different Cultures provides healthcare workers with a frame of reference for understanding cultural differences and sound alternatives for providing the best possible care to multicultural by: Cultural competence is not an isolated aspect of medical care, but an important component of overall excellence in health Cultural difference and medical care book delivery.

Issues of health care quality and satisfaction are of particular concern for people with chronic conditions who frequently come into contact with the health care system. A patient’s cultural background can have a profound impact on health care, and doctors need to be aware of this.

More and more medical schools have integrated “cultural competency” into their curricula, reports the New York Times. Read on to find out more about how culture influences health beliefs, decision-making, and patient education.

Leininger, during the s, asserted that the healthcare professionals’ failure to fully understand children is a result of cultural differences and developed the model of trans-cultural nursing.

Leininger, at developing her theory, made use of anthropology and used the concept of holistic care [ 37, 11 ]. At its core, effective medical care and attention is person-centred. This relies on healthcare professionals understanding that each patient is an individual with distinct, beliefs, behaviours and requirements.

It is vital you adapt your practice to address the wants and reasonable expectations of the patient (Medical Board of Australia ). Of the many nursing theories used in the United States today, the one most associated with culture and cultural values is Leininger’s Culture Care Diversity and Universality: A Theory of Nursing.

In the mids she first observed that nursing practice lacked attention to cultural and humanistic factors. Become involved with various cultural groups by volunteering in the community, attending cultural festivals, or reading literature or listening to music from other cultures.

Seeing eye to eye. When you assess a patient from a different culture, talk with him or her in. Reducing health disparities and achieving equitable health care remains an important goal for the U.S.

healthcare system. Cultural competence is widely seen as a foundational pillar for reducing disparities through culturally sensitive and unbiased quality care.

Culturally competent care is defined as care that respects diversity in the patient population and cultural factors that can affect. Thinking about your beliefs and recognizing your cultural bias and world view will help you understand differences and resolve cultural and ethical conflicts you may face.

But while caring for this patient, promote open dialogue and work with him, his family, and health care providers to reach a culturally appropriate solution.

Cultural differences in medical communication: a review of the literature Patient Educ Couns. Dec;64() doi: / Epub Jan Authors Barbara C Schouten 1, Ludwien Meeuwesen.

Affiliation 1 Interdisciplinary Social Science Cited by: emergency to seek medical care. Why. • Because they fear a situation where they cannot clearly communicate and be understood. • Solutions: – Dual-handset phone system – On-site live interpreter bank • Be aware of dialects and idioms • Be mindful of gender differences for particularly sensitive topics.

But, before discussing the value of cultural awareness in healthcare, we need an understanding of just what that entails. Cultural competence in healthcare basically is our ability to provide care to patients with diverse backgrounds, values, and behaviors.

Key to such patient-centered care is the ability to engage and educate people about. Link more people to doctors, nurses, or community health centers to encourage regular and follow-up medical visits.

Develop and provide trainings for healthcare professionals to understand cultural differences in how patients interact with providers and the healthcare system. A medical provider needs to understand culture. Cultures can be very complex. There are ethnic issues, religious issues, and even family belief systems that come into play when dealing with a medical issue – even one as simple as a sore throat or headache; or one as complex as the birth of a.

Medical Anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that draws upon social, cultural, biological, and linguistic anthropology to better understand those factors which influence health and well being (broadly defined), the experience and distribution of illness, the prevention and treatment of sickness, healing processes, the social relations of.

See how much you know about addressing cultural differences in health care by accessing the worksheet and quiz. The meaning of cultural competence and how clinicians can provide culturally.

Medical surgical nursing involves providing care to adults of all ages. Nurses need to provide culturally sensitive care to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

While doing this, they must adhere to ethical principles of providing nursing care. LH: Recently, a number of research studies have demonstrated how the unconscious cultural stereotypes that we may unknowingly hold may be contributing to health care disparities by shaping physicians’ behavior and producing differences in medical treatment.

For instance, one recent study found that Hispanic patients seeking care in an. Beyond the differences of language, culture gives significance to health information and messages.

Perceptions and definitions of health and illness, preferences, language and cultural barriers, care process barriers, and stereotypes are all strongly influenced by culture and can have a great impact on health literacy and health outcomes. As the population of patients accessing health care services in the U.S.

becomes increasingly diverse, providers will need to make significant changes in their approaches to care. A paper by the National Conference of State Legislatures noted disparities in the cultural makeup of the health care workforce and of the country as a whole.government and not-for-profit organizations, as well as health care, educational, financial and other institutions.

Certain assumptions form the basis for the activities in this book: • Culture is not good or bad. It just “is”. • Often what may be considered “just the way it is” is culturally influenced. "Medicine and Culture: Varieties of Treatment" compares and contrasts the practice of medicine in 4 countries.

This is not a book about different health care systems, but rather a book about how differently doctors & patients in these countries apply diagnoses and therapies, and which, often unspoken ideologies are s: