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Multicultural Websites

  • AHRQ Minority Health
    From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Evidence reports; Research Activities newsletter.
  • Cultural Competency in Nursing Education
    Recommendations & resource toolkits from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing regarding baccalaureate & graduate nursing education.
  • Cultural Competency Resources (AHA)
    Extensive list from the American Hospital Association, including books, reports, articles, & other resources. Many items have direct links to free electronic resources.
  • Culture Clues
    Tip sheets for clinicians, designed to increase awareness about concepts and preferences of patients from diverse cultures.
  • DiversityRx
    Promoting language and cultural competence to improve the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethnically diverse communities.
  • Ethnomed
    Information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to the U.S. Includes Cambodian, Eritrean, Hispanic, Somali, etc.
  • Health Information in Multiple Languages
    Patient information in about 50 different languages, from Amharic to Vietnamese.
  • Multi-Cultural Education Internet Resource Guide
    Extensive links to cultural competency; dictionaries, glossaries & translation tools; health resources in multiple languages; limited English proficiency; organizations & portals, etc.
  • Multicultural Education Internet Resource Guide
    Guide created to assist multicultural educators in locating educational resources on the Internet. Many links are to source sites with lessons, pictures,and quizzes on-line.
  • Office of Minority Health
    Dedicated to improving the health of minority populations. Includes cultural competency national standards; statistics; minority populations; campaigns & initiatives; publications; research.
  • Peoples of the World Foundation
    Education for and about indigenous peoples. Listed by language, country, name of group. Includes peoples of China, India, Thailand, Namibia, Peru, etc.
  • Population Groups Health
    MedlinePlus links to health of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, etc.
  • Provider's Guide to Quality & Culture
    Web site "designed to assist health care providing high quality, culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations"
  • Surveillance of Health Status in Minority Communities
    CDC's Racial & Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH U.S.) Risk Factor Survey.

Multicultural Materials in the Health Sciences Library

Find additional books in the Library Catalog. Try "transcultural," "multicultural," or "diversity."

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Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness - Rachel E. Spector
Call Number: WA 31 S741c 2017
ISBN: 9780134413310
9th edition
this book promotes an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds It examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system, consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An essential for any health-care professional, this book sets the standard for cultural perspectives and more importantly HEALTH--the balance of the person, both within one's being--physical, mental, and spiritual--and in the outside world--natural, communal, and metaphysical.

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Transcultural Nursing: Assessment and Intervention - Joyce Newman Giger
Call Number: WY 107 T772 2013
ISBN: 9780323083799
6th edition
This unique transcultural model of clear, easy-to-apply assessment and intervention strategies is the definitive source for use in the clinical setting Learn to identify the six key cultural phenomena used in caring for clients from different backgrounds (communication, space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biological variations), and apply these phenomena to a variety of individuals in different cultures.

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Cultural Sensitivity: A Pocket Guide for Health Care Professionals - Geri-Ann Galanti
Call Number: WY 107 G146 2012
2nd edition

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Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care - Margaret M. Andrews & Joyceen S. Boyle
Call Number: WY 107 A568t 2012
6th edition
(On Reserve)

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Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care: Inquiry, Action, and Innovation - Marianne R. Jeffreys
Call Number: WY 18 J46t 2006

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How to Be a Perfect Stranger: The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook - Stuart M. Matlins & Arthur J. Magida, editors
Call Number: BJ 2010 H847 2003
3rd edition

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