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Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity :
Myer, Ehren. (2006). RNotes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide. F.A. Davis
The table includes cultural characteristics of following groups:

  • Page 1: African-Americans, Arab-Americans, Asian-Americans and Bosnian-Americans.
  • Page 2: Native-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Russian-Americans

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


Cultural Proficiency: Quality Care for Diverse Populations Videos
American Academy of Family Physician (AAFP)
To help health care workers be more culturally sensitive when caring for patients, the AAFP has developed Quality Care for Diverse Populations, a web-based training program which includes five video vignettes depicting simulated physician-patient visits in an office setting.


Cultural Profiles

Religious Diversity - Practical Points for Health Care Providers
University of Pennsylvania
The site includes brief lists of points for health care providers to keep in mind when caring for patients from a number of different religious traditions.


Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links: Religious Groups
New Mexico State University Library


Additional Resources

This section provides links to resources that health care professionals can use to improve the quality of their interactions with patients whose culture may differ from their own.
List of Resources

Ethnic & Religious Dates and Holidays
  • Cultural and Religious Observances : Missouri State University
    The calendar gives a listing of important ethnic & religious dates and holidays. Select a month to view Ethnic and Religious holidays by month. Some holidays have detailed information.
  • When Is
    Dates of Religious and Civil Holidays Around the World. 
  • Multicultural Calendar
    University of Rochester
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