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Other Cultures

This section provides information on several cultures as it relates to the health of individuals, families, and communities. We hope that these resources will be useful to health care providers as they formulate effective strategies to eliminate health disparities for the diverse patient population.

Source: The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture

Bahai
Quick Reference
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
Complete version
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

Catholics

Chaplain John Ehman, University of Pennsylvania Health System The Web document lists points for the care of patients from different cultures


Hmong Americans
Cultural Generalities for Hmong Americans
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare


Jehovah’s Witnesses
Quick Reference
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
Complete version

Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

Jehovah's Witness Patients and Health Care: Seven Practical Points for non-Jehovah's Witness Providers
Chaplain John Ehman, University of Pennsylvania Health System
The Web document lists points for the care of patients from different cultures

Jewish
Quick Reference  
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
Complete version
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
Cultural Generalities for Jewish Orthodox
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Jewish Patients and Health Care: Eleven Practical Points for non-Jewish Providers
Chaplain John Ehman, University of Pennsylvania Health System
The Web document lists points for the care of patients from different cultures

Protestants
Quick Reference
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

Complete version
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council


Zoroastrians/Zarathushti
Quick Reference
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

Complete version
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

Whites

White Populations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides information about demographics, leading causes of death, and other important health issues

 

Other Cultures
Communication Guide-All Cultures: Culture Clue™ for Clinicians
University of Washington Medical Center


Culture Clues: Tip Sheets are available for these cultures
Albanian, Chinese, Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Korean, Latino, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese.
End-of-Life Culture Clues: Latino, Russian, Vietnamese, More>>>

Religious Diversity: Practical Points for Health Care Providers

Chaplain John Ehman, University of Pennsylvania Health System
The Web document lists points for the care of patients from Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jehovah's Witness, Jewish, Muslim and Pentecostal traditions.


 

 
 

 

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