Cultural Competence in Health Care by Wen-Shing TsengCultural Competence in Health Care by Wen-Shing Tseng

Cultural Competence in Health Care

byWen-Shing Tseng, Jon Streltzer

Paperback | November 4, 2010

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Cultural competence in Health Care provides a balance between a theoretical foundation and clinical application. Because of the focus on basic principles, this book will be useful not only in the United States, but throughout the world as Cultural Competence is intending to fill the cultural competence gap for students and practitioners of medicine and related health sciences, by providing knowledge and describing the skills needed for culturally relevant medical care of patients of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Wen-Shing Tseng, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He was born in Taiwan in 1935 and was trained in psychiatry at the National Taiwan University of Taipei and later at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center of Harvard Medical School in Boston. He was a research fellow in culture and mental...
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Title:Cultural Competence in Health CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pagesPublished:November 4, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441944249

ISBN - 13:9781441944245

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Table of Contents

Cultural and Medical Practice: Basic Orientation.- Cultural and Clinical Assessment.- Cultural and Medical Care.- Culture and Special Medical Issues.-Culture and Certain Medical Diseases.-Medial Issues Relating to Ethnic Groups in the United States.- Health Care by Various Professionals.- Culturally Competent Medical Practice: Final Remarks and Suggestions.

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From the reviews:"This book focuses on educating healthcare professionals on the complex issues surrounding the delivery of culturally competent care. It moves from basic definitions to clear applicable examples, helping readers to become more accomplished in this area. . is written for students in medicine, nursing, social work, clinical psychology, and other healthcare disciplines. It is designed to be an aid for practicing physicians and healthcare professionals. . This is a wonderful addition to the literature, providing much needed instruction in the area of cultural competence." (Kathleen M. Woodruff, Doody's Review Service, July, 2008)"A comprehensive 2-authored educational text that provides a guide for professionals on developing cultural competence in health care by emphasizing cultural implications of various interactions in the health care setting. ... Recommended Readership: Medical students, physicians of various specialties in training and active practice, nurses, and allied health care personnel." (Ramona DeJesus, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 83 (11), November, 2008)