Caring for Patients from Different Cultures: Case Studies from American Hospitals

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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About the Author:

Geri-Ann Galanti is on the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Los Angeles, the Division of Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the Doctoring Curriculum at the UCLA School of Medicine.

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"A must-read book for any healthcare professional. . . . It should be in every hospital library."--Caregiver Journal



"An important addition to any hospital library or reading room."--Disabilities Studies Quarterly



"This 296-page text contains over 200 case studies that highlight important concepts from the fields of cultural diversity and medical anthropology. The studies illustrate cross-cultural misunderstandings and ways to provide culturally competent health care. Chapters cover a diverse range of topics, including birth, end of life, traditional medicine, mental health, pain, religion, and multicultural staff issues. The newly updated Caring for Patients from Different Cultures is even more comprehensive than the first two editions."--Diversity: Allied Health Careers



"A useful resource not only for practitioners and medical anthropologists but for professors of nursing, social work, and cultural psychology. Her reader-friendly book . . . will be a staple of medical anthropology seminars."--Anthropology of Consciousness



"An excellent book for those interested in providing culturally responsive and effective care to our nation's increasingly diverse population"--Dr. Robert Like, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

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