Pages: 242 | Copyright: 2017
Author: Suzanne Salimbene, PhD
As the population in the United States grows increasingly multicultural, the US patient population and the US healthcare workforce grow proportionately diverse. In order to deliver high-quality health care to people from a wide variety of cultures, healthcare workers must become both linguistically and culturally competent.
This third edition of What Language Does Your Patient Hurt In? was written with that goal in mind: to improve healthcare workers' cultural and linguistic competence. It emphasizes educating oneself in the beliefs and practices of various cultures (including one's own), treating patients with respect as they define it, communicating appropriately to both patients and coworkers, and providing the best possible health care to patients from all cultural backgrounds.
Chapter 1: Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Today's Diverse Healthcare Environment
Chapter 2: Providing Culture-Sensitive Health Care to African Americans
Chapter 3: Providing Culture-Sensitive Health Care to American Indians and Alaska Natives
Chapter 4: Providing Culture-Sensitive Health Care to Patients of Asian Origin
Chapter 5: Providing Culture-Sensitive Health Care to Hispanic and Latino Patients
Chapter 6: Providing Culture-Sensitive Health Care to Patients from the Middle East
Chapter 7: Providing Culture-Sensitive Health Care to Patients from Eastern Europe
Chapter 8: Caring for Members of Religions with Beliefs That Impact Healthcare Decisions
Appendix A: Suggested Answers to Thought and Discussion Questions
Appendix B: Tips for Working in Multicultural Healthcare Environments
Appendix C: Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading
An Instructor eResources ebook is available for instructors and includes a course-level exam and the Tips from Appendix B as separate, downloadable documents.