Culture and Health Care

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eBooks

Dayer-Berenson, L. (2011). Cultural competencies for nurses: Impact on health and illness. Retrieved from www.ebscohost.com/ebooks     Access eBook

Unit Two, Chapters 5-9 includes the following groups: Black Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites (Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Appalachians, Amish, Roma(Gypsies), Jewish Americans, Russian Americans), Muslims and Hindus.

Hollins, S. (2009). Religions, culture & healthcare: A practical handbook for use in healthcare environments (2nd ed.). Retrieved from www.ebscohost.com/ebooks   Access eBook

Includes: Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Christian Science, Jehovah's Witness, Mormon, Rastafari, Hindu, Muslim, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Jain, Jewish, Pagan, Sikh, and Zoroastrian.

Purnell, L. D. (2013). Transcultural health care: A culturally competent approach (4th ed.). Retrieved from www.ebscohost.com/ebooks    Access eBook

Unit 2 has information on the following cultures: African American, Amish, Appalachian, Arab, Chinese, Cuban, European American, Filipino, German, Haitian, Hindu, Hmong, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Mexican, Polish, Puerto Rican and Russian.

Abstracts available for: American Indians & Alaska Natives, Baltic Heritage (Estonians, Latvians, & Lithuanians), Brazilian, Egyptian, French Canadian, Greek, Guatemalan, Iranian, Irish, Italian, Somali, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Purnell, L. D. (2014). Guide to culturally competent health care (3rd ed.). Retrieved from www.ebscohost.com/ebooks    Access eBook

Information on 26 cultures: African American, American Indian/ Alaskan Native, Amish, Appalachian, Arab, Chinese, Cuban, European American, Filipino, German, Guatemalan, Haitian, Hindu, Hmong, Iranian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Mexican, Polish, Puerto Rican, Russian, Somali, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Stuart, B., Cherry, C., & Stuart, J. (2011). Pocket guide to culturally sensitive health care. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com   Access eBook

Chapters covering various aspects of culturally sensitive health care for patients from the following countries/cultures: Native American, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Native Hawaiians, Hmong, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Japan, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Vietnam.

Taylor, E. J. (2012). Religion: A clinical guide for nurses.  Retrieved from www.ebscohost.com/ebooks   Access eBook

Anabaptist-Descended Groups: Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, Mennonites, Anglicans & Episcopalians, Atheists, Baptists, Buddhists, Christian Scientists, Hindus, IFCA International Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Lutherans, Methodists, Modern Pagans, Muslims, Orthodox Christians, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Roman Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Sikhs, Unitarian Universalists.

Thakrar, D., Das, R., & Sheikh, A. (Eds.). (2008). Caring for Hindu patients. Retrieved from www.ebscohost.com/ebooks   Access eBook

 

Reference Books

Hollins, S. (2009). Religions, culture & healthcare: A practical handbook for use in healthcare environments (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Radcliffe. [Ref R725.55 .H65 2009]  Access eBook

Includes: Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Christian Science, Jehovah's Witness, Mormon, Rastafari, Hindu, Muslim, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Jain, Jewish, Pagan, Sikh, and Zoroastrian.

Purnell, L. D. (2014). Guide to culturally competent health care (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Davis. [Ref RA418.5 .T73 P87 2014]

Click Access eBook, then scroll down to view the Table of Contents.

Information on 26 cultures: African American, American Indian/ Alaskan Native, Amish, Appalachian, Arab, Chinese, Cuban, European American, Filipino, German, Guatemalan, Haitian, Hindu, Hmong, Iranian, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Mexican, Polish, Puerto Rican, Russian, Somali, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.

Salimbene, S. (2015). What language does your patient hurt in? A practical guide to culturally competent patient care (3rd ed.). St. Paul, MN: Paradigm. [Ref RA418.5.T73 S23 2015]

Chapters on African Americans, American Indians and Alaska natives, patients of Asian origin (Hmong, patients from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Filipinos), Hispanic/Latino patients, people from the Middle East (Arab, Egyptian, Iranian), émigrés from Eastern Europe (Russia, Poland, Bosnia, and Ukraine), and the effect of religious beliefs on health care (Amish, Christian Scientist, Eastern Orthodox Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jews, and Mormons).

Circulating Books

Bigby, J. A. (Ed.). (2003). Cross-cultural medicine. Philadelphia, PA: American College of Physicians. [RA418.5 .T73 C765 2003]

Includes chapters on African Americans, Latinos, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, Arab Americans and American Muslims.

Dayer-Berenson, L. (2014). Cultural competencies for nurses: Impact on health and illness (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett. [RA418.5 .T73 D39 2014]  Access eBook 

Unit Two, Chapters 5-9 includes the following groups: Black Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asians/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites (Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Appalachians, Amish, Roma, Jewish Americans, Russian Americans).

Eliason, M. J., & Chinn, P. L. (2018). LGBTQ cultures: What health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. [RA564.9 .S49 L43 2018]

Culturally sensitive care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer-Identified people.

Galanti, G-A. (2015). Caring for patients from different cultures (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. [RT86.54 .G35 2015]

300 case studies of conflicts that occurred in American hospitals. Appendices for cultural profiles and selected religions: African Americans, Anglo Americans, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos, Middle Easterners, Native Americans, Russians, South Asians, Southeast Asians, Baha'i, Buddhism, Catholic, Christian Science, Hinduism, Islam/Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Judaism/Jewish, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventist, Sikhism.  

Giger, J. N. (2017). Transcultural nursing: Assessment & intervention (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. [RT86.4 .T73 2017]

African-Americans -- Mexican Americans -- Navajos -- Appalachians -- American Eskimos -- Japanese-Americans -- Afghans and Afghan Americans -- Russian Americans -- Chinese Americans -- Filipino Americans-- Vietnamese Americans -- East Indian Hindu Americans -- Haitian Americans -- Jewish Americans -- Korean Americans -- French Canadians of Quebec origin -- Puerto Rican Americans -- Nigerian Americans --Ugandan Americans -- Jordanian Americans -- Cuban Americans -- Amish Americans -- Irish Americans.

Huff, R. M., Kline, M. V., & Peterson, D. V. (Eds.). (2015). Health promotion in multicultural populations: A handbook for practitioners and students (3rd ed.). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE. [RA427.8 .H497515 2015]

Includes chapters giving an overview of health and disease of the following populations: Hispanic/Latino, Black Americans, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and Arab-American. See Chapter 19 for tips on working with these populations.

Makedon, H. J., Mayer, K. H., Potter, J., & Goldhammer, H. (2015). The Fenway guide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: PA: American College of Physicians. [RA564.9 .H65 F46 2015]

Covers all aspects of LGBT health. See Appendix A: Suggestions for Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Environment for LGBT Patients and Staff.

McFarland, M. R., & Wehbe-Alamah, H. B. (Eds.). (2015). Leininger's culture care diversity and universality: A worldwide nursing theory (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. [RT86.54 .C85 2015]

Expands on Leininger's culture care theory, including applications with various cultures such as traditional Lebanese and Syrian Muslims living in the midwestern United States.

Neusner, J. (Ed.). (2003). World religions in America: An introduction. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press. [BL2525 .W67 2003]

Native Americans, Protestant Christianity, African Americans, Catholics, Hispanic Americans, Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, East Asian, Islam, Seventh-Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science, Church of Scientology, American Neopaganism and Witchcraft, Baha'i, Latter-Day Saint (Mormon).

Purnell, L. D. (2013). Transcultural health care: A culturally competent approach (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Davis. [RA418.5 .T73 2013]  Access eBook

Information on the following cultures: African American, Amish, Appalachian, Arab, Chinese, Cuban, European American, Filipino, German, Haitian, Hindu, Hmong, Japanese, Jewish, Korean, Mexican, Polish, Puerto Rican and Russian.

Abstracts available for: American Indians & Alaska Natives, Baltic Heritage (Estonians, Latvians, & Lithuanians), Brazilian, Egyptian, French Canadian, Greek, Guatemalan, Iranian, Irish, Italian, Somali, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese. 

Royeen, R., & Crabtree, J. L. (Eds.). (2006). Culture in rehabilitation: From competency to proficiency. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. [RM930 .C84 2006]

Includes sections on European Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Judaism and Jewish Americans, Hispanic cultures, and Pacific Islanders.

Sorajjakool, S., Carr, M. F., & Bursey, E. J. (Eds.). (2017). World religions for healthcare professionals (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge. [BL65 .M4 W67 2017]

Health beliefs and health practices for the following religions: American Indian, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Chinese religions, Sikhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), Seventh-Day Adventists, Christian Scientists, and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Spector, R. E. (2017). Cultural diversity in health and illness (9th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson. [RA418.5 .T73 S64 2017]

American Indian & Alaska native, Asian, Black, Hispanic populations, German Americans, Italian Americans, and Polish Americans.

Thakrar, D., Das, R., & Sheikh, A. (Eds.). (2008). Caring for Hindu patients. Oxford, UK: Radcliffe. [RA 485 .C37 2008]  Access eBook

Library Databases

Search for journal articles by accessing the library databases from our website http://www.sunybroome.edu/library. Click on “Complete list of databases” (just below the Quick Search box), then choose CINAHL (choices on left) or the “Health and Medicine” category (in the right column).

***Note: From off-campus, you will need to enter your SUNY Broome computer login.

CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature

Try searching your culture/religion AND “health beliefs” or “health care”.

Examples: Islam AND health beliefs

       Amish AND health care

Some of the articles will have full-text (html or PDF). If not, click on the Find Full-Text or Request Copy button to link to full-text in another database, check for any print holdings, or request a copy via ILLiad, our Interlibrary Loan service.

OVID Nursing Community College Basic Journal Collection

Lim, F. A., Brown, D. V., Jr., & Justin Kim, S. M. (2014). Addressing health care disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population: A review of best practices. American Journal of Nursing, 114(6), 24–35. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NAJ.0000450423.89759.36  Access article

Lim, F., Paguirigan, M., & Cernivani, D. (2018). Delivering LGBTQ-sensitive care.  Nursing Critical Care13 (4), 14–19. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.CCN.0000534918.70677.9c  Access article

 

Websites

CDC Refugee Health Profiles

Health and cultural information for refugees from Bhutan, Burma, Central America (Guatamala, Honduras, El Salvador), Congo, Iraq, and Syria. 

EthnoMed http://ethnomed.org/

The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Click on the Cultures tab for information on Cambodian, Chin, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hispanic/Latino, Hmong, Iraqi, Karen, Nepali-speaking Bhutanese, Oromo, Somali, Somali Bantu, Tigrean, and Vietnamese, with links to websites for other cultures.

Geri-Ann Galanti: Understanding Cultural Diversity in Healthcare http://www.ggalanti.org/cultural-diversity-in-healthcare/

Includes articles on culture and healthcare, reports on healthcare in other countries, and cultural profiles. Scroll down the page and click on one of the subcategories: African American, Anglo American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, Native American, Russian, South Asian, or Southeast Asian.

LGBT Health Education Center  https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

Information on LGBT health from the Fenway Institute.

UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health  http://transhealth.ucsf.edu/

Learning Center includes Guidelines for the Primary and Gender-Affirming Care of Transgender and Gender Nonbinary People.

 

Reference Assistance

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