Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals: A Workbook for Caring Across Cultures by Earle WaughCultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals: A Workbook for Caring Across Cultures by Earle Waugh

Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals: A Workbook for Caring Across Cultures

byEarle Waugh, Olga Szafran, Jean A.C. Triscott

Book & Toy | December 19, 2014

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Build your intercultural communication skills to ensure the best possible patient outcomes. Includes DVD with dramatizations of realistic health-care scenarios.

Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals teaches techniques for meeting the challenges of working with culturally diverse patients and their families. The skills that health professionals and students acquire through using this workbook will improve their communication and problem-solving abilities when working across cultures.

Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals approaches intercultural issues in health care from the perspective of communication. It sharpens your ability to understand the messages and information being communicated by patients and their families.

The workbook provides eight learning modules based on realistic health-care scenarios, along with exercises and self-assessment tools. The modules include high-quality video dramatizations and worksheets, and cover topics including:

  • Traditional roles of family care.
  • Cultural issues in obtaining consent.
  • Cultural issues in compliance.
  • Language diversity in health care.
  • Generational views on personal directives.
  • Cultural issues in end-of-life care.
  • Challenging cultural norms.
  • Cultural influence in family decision-making.
Earle Waugh, PhD, Director of the Centre for Health and Culture, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta. Olga Szafran, MHSA, Associate Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta. Jean A.C. Triscott, MD, Professor and Director of the Division of Care of the Elderly, Department of Family Medi...
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Title:Cultural Competency Skills for Health Professionals: A Workbook for Caring Across CulturesFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:176 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.41 inPublished:December 19, 2014Publisher:Brush EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1550596209

ISBN - 13:9781550596205

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Table of Contents

1.0 Table of contents
1.1 Preface
1.2 Welcome to the workbook
2.0 Introduction
2.1 Goal, objectives, modules, issues
2.2 Understanding culture
2.3 Importance of cultural competency training
2.4 Communicating across cultures
2.5 Tools to build a cultural competency bridge
2.5.1 HPSACC questionnaire
2.5.2 BRIDGES tool
2.5.3 LEARN model
2.5.4 Life-long learning
2.6 References
3.0 Introduction to modules
3.1 Module 1: Traditional roles of family care
3.2 Module 2: Cultural issues in obtaining consent
3.3 Module 3: Cultural issues in compliance
3.4 Module 4: Language diversity in health care
3.5 Review of modules 1–4
3.6 Module 5: Generational views on personal directives
3.7 Module 6: Cultural issues in end-of-life care
3.8 Module 7: Challenging cultural norms
3.9 Module 8: Cultural influence in Family decision-making
3.10 Review of modules 5–8
3.11 Final evaluation
4.0 Evaluating cultural competence
5.0 Study notes
6.0 Appendices – Key to appendices
Appendix A: Muslim: Modules 1 and 8
Appendix B: Aboriginal: Modules 2 and 3
Appendix C: Francophone: Modules 4 and 7
Appendix D: Chinese: Modules 5 and 6
Appendix E: Sikh: Review of modules 1–4
Appendix F: Hispanic: Review of modules 5–8
Appendix G: Cambodian: Final evaluation
7.0 Biographies of authors and contributors

Editorial Reviews

This is a useful tool for healthcare providers to us to improve upon their communication with those of different cultures. The audiovisual case studies combined with the workbook activities enable readers to observe and reflect upon a variety of experiences they may encounter. - Patrick Crane, BSN, MSN, DNP, Michigan State University College of Nursing