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Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based method of education well-being Professionals offers the mandatory instruments to fulfill the ever-growing want for culturally useful practitioners and trainees. Twenty-five self-study circumstances conceal a number of clinical issues, together with cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, and pediatric problems. genuine eventualities that happened in scientific settings support the consumer achieve direct perception into the realities of perform at the present time. Cultural elements lined in the situations contain cultural variety plus gender, language, folks ideals, socioeconomic prestige, faith, and sexual orientation.


This publication is an authorized CME-certifying job to fulfill physicians' cultural competency kingdom specifications.

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Franklin’s anger potentially interferes with her ability to listen effectively and may undermine trust and confidence in the recommendations and care of the physician. Further, her anger may be used to control the encounter and to prevent Dr. Cox from pursuing questions or issues that the patient may be uncomfortable answering. Conversely, making the effort to effectively respond to her anger provides a powerful message of respect that enhances the physician’s alliance with the patient. Although the response should ultimately be individualized for each patient, it should be done in as nonconfrontational a way as possible using open-ended questions.

Currently, the majority of health professions schools, postgraduate training programs, and health care systems are working to meet the goal of preparing a workforce who can deliver high-quality and culturally and linguistically appropriate care to all. The remaining challenge in cultural competence—and it is not a small one—is developing meaningful and effective strategies to teach cultural competence. There are a few Web-based resources, most notably the National Consortium for Multicultural Education for the Health Professions the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Web sites, but precious few textbooks or guides to teaching and learning in this area, until now (5–7).

Cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN 978-1-4051-8072-6 1. Transcultural medical care–Case studies. 2. Physician and patient–Case studies. 3. Medical personnel–Training of–Case studies. I. Hark, Lisa. II. DeLisser, Horace. III. Morrison, Gail. [DNLM: 1. Cultural Competency–Case Reports. 2. Ethics, Clinical–Case Reports. 3. Physician-Patient Relations–Case Reports. 4. Prejudice–Case Reports. 69’6–dc22 2008039954 Contributors Associate Editors Olivia Carter-Pokras, PhD Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics University of Maryland School of Public Health College Park, MD, USA Darwin Deen, MD, MS Medical Professor Department of Community Health and Social Medicine Sophie Davis College of Biomedical Education City College of New York, NY, USA Desiree Lie, MD, MSEd Clinical Professor of Family Medicine Department of Family Medicine University of California at Irvine, Orange, CA, USA Ana Núñ ez, MD Director of Women’s Health Education Program Associate Professor of Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, MPH, FACP Associate Professor of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine Vice Chair of Medicine Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, PA, USA Helen Abramova, MD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Thomas A.

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