Caring for Patients From Different CulturesBook - 2008
"If the goal of the American medical system is to provide optimal care for all patients, healthcare providers must understand cultural differences that create conflicts and misunderstandings and can result in inferior medical care. Geri-Ann Galanti's updated classic, Caring for Patients from Different Cultures, is even more comprehensive than the first three editions, containing new appendices for quick reference, an expanded and updated bibliography with Internet resources, and a detailed index. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures contains more than 200 case studies illustrating cross-cultural misunderstanding and culturally competent health care. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including birth, end of life, traditional medicine, mental health, pain, religion, and multicultural staff issues. The case studies illustrate important concepts from the fields of cultural diversity and medical anthropology, This volume is an important resource for nurses and physicians in achieving cultural competency."--From the publisher.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2008
Edition: 4th ed
Characteristics: xiv, 298 p. ; 23 cm