Marianjoy Library

Additional Resources

This section provides resources on different beliefs and practices generally found within a particular cultural or religious group. We hope that the material selected in this section will be useful to health providers as they formulate effective strategies to eliminate health disparities for the diverse population.

The Provider's Guide to Quality & Culture

This Web site is designed to assist health care professionals in providing high quality, culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations.

Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC)
This source is meant to assist Health Care Workers in Emergency Situations. Gives information about Bahai, Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Jahovh’s Witness, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Protestant, Sikh, and Zoroastrian.

This Web site provides health information about cultural, medical, and other issues pertinent to the care of immigrant and refugee groups. It includes: Cambodian, Chin, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hispanic/Latino, Hmong, Iraqi, Karen, Nepali-speaking Bhutanese, Oromo, Somali, Somali Bantu,Tigrean, Vietnamese, and Others.

A Dictionary of Patients’ Spiritual & Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals
The Healthcare Chaplaincy

"This Dictionary is a guide that is meant to describe beliefs and practices generally found within a particular cultural or religious group. It gives details about Western, Eastern, and Other Religions, and discusses Major American, African, Caribbean, Middle East/South Asian, East Asian, and Euro-Asian Cultures.

Cross-Cultural Health Care Resource Guide

Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

This guide covers: Amish and Old Order Mennonite, African-American, Arab, Asian Indian, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Cuban, Filipino, First Nation (Native American), Haitian, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Russian, Samoan, Somalian, Sudanese, Vietnamese, Western European American.

Think Cultural Health (TCH): Communication Tools

This section of Think Cultural Health offers tools and resources that will help you and your organization communicate effectively with your patients and clients.Check out the handouts below.

Multicultural Health Communication

This guide provides a number of services including information on appropriate ways to communicate with people of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Geri-Ann Galanti page: Cultural Diversity in health care

Articles written on cultural diversity by Geri-Ann Galanti and other authors



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