Religious Beliefs and Cultural Practices
Health providers can benefit from an increased awareness and understanding of the different health beliefs and treatments of their patients.
- Cultural Diversity
Marianjoy Library Website
Provides very detailed information on different cultures and ethnicity.
- 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
- 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.
- Cultural Proficiency: Quality Care for Diverse Populations Videos
American Academy of Family Physician
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.
- Transcultural and Multicultural Health Links: Religious Groups
New Mexico State University Library
- 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.
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