Law and Policy
Religious Beliefs and Cultural Practices
- Common Beliefs and Cultural Practices
The Provider's Guide to Quality & Culture
This section provides medical practitioner with basic information on the culture, belief system, health strengths, and health challenges of people from some of the regions and groups of the world.Cultural Groups gives detailed information about several cultural groups.
- Cultural Diversity
Myer, Ehren. (2006). RNotes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide. F.A. Davis
The table from RNotes by Ehren Myers includes cultural characteristics of groups that are widely dispersed throughout the U.S.
Page 1: African-Americans, Arab-Americans, Asian-Americans and Bosnian-Americans.
Page 2: Native-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Russian-Americans
- Cultural Diversity: End-of-Life
Marianjoy Medical Library
Many factors including culture and ethnicity determine thoughts about death. This section provides an ethical overview related to death and dying and links to several resources.
All major religions support organ, tissue and eye donation. Still, within each religion there are different schools of thought.
Bioethics Resources on the Web
- Bioethics Research Library
Kennedy Institute of Ethics,Georgetown University
Provides an interdisciplinary and multi-format collection on ethical issues related to healthcare, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment.
- Ethics in Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Offers case studies in public health ethics as a teaching tool for physicians and medical students.
- The Hastings Center
Independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit bioethics research institute founded in 1969. The Center's mission is to address fundamental ethical issues in the areas of health, medicine, and the environment as they affect individuals, communities, and societies.
- NIH's Bioethics Resources on the Web
The information accessible through this portal spans a wide range of topics, including institutional review boards; ethics committees, clinical ethics, international research ethics issues, genetics, and neuroethics, among others.
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