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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Cross-Cultural Caring, 2nd ed.

A Handbook for Health Professionals

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Cross-Cultural Caring, 2nd ed.

A Handbook for Health Professionals

As North America’s ethnic populations increase, health care and social service workers are recognizing that in order to provide culturally sensitive and effective treatment programs they must be more aware of the particular needs of their ethnic patients. This newly revised edition of Cross-Cultural Caring: A Handbook for Health Professionals describes Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laotian, Chinese, Japanese, Iranian, South Asian, and Central American ethno-cultural groups. It stresses the need to understand both the cultural beliefs and the daily life concerns facing immigrants, such as work, income, child-rearing, and aging, all of which impinge on health.

376 pages


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Need for Culturally Sensitive Health Care / Nancy Waxler-Morrison and Joan M. Anderson

1 People of Central American Descent / Danica Gleave, Natalie A. Chambers, and Arturo Manes

2 People of Chinese Descent / Ka-Ming Kevin Yue

3 People of Cambodian and Laotian Descent / Chansokhy Anhaouy, Elizabeth Richardson, and Nancy Waxler-Morrison

4 People of Iranian Descent / Afsaneh Behjati-Sabet and Natalie A. Chambers

5 People of Japanese Descent / Karen Kobayashi, Teruko Okabe, Kazuko Takahashi, and Elizabeth Richardson

6 People of South Asian Descent / Shashi Assanand, Maud Dias, Elizabeth Richardson, Natalie A. Chambers, and Nancy Waxler-Morrison

7 People of Vietnamese Descent / Kai-Kha Dinh, Soma Ganesan, and Nancy Waxler-Morrison

8 Refugees in Canada / Natalie A. Chambers and Soma Ganesan

Conclusion: Delivering Culturally Sensitive Health Care / Joan M. Anderson, Sheryl Reimer Kirkham, Nancy Waxler-Morrison, Carol Herbert, Maureen Murphy, and Elizabeth Richardson

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