Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals / Edition 1

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Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to TrainingHealth Professionals provides the necessary tools to meet theever-growing need for culturally competent practitioners andtrainees. Twenty-five self-study cases cover a variety of medicaltopics, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology,hematology, immunology, and pediatric disorders. Actual scenariosthat occurred in clinical settings help the user gain directinsight into the realities of practice today. Cultural factorscovered within the cases include cultural diversity plus gender,language, folk beliefs, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexualorientation.

This book is an approved CME-certifying activity to meetphysicians’ cultural competency state requirements.

Get 25 pre-approved self-study American Dietetic Associationcredits at no additional charge when you purchase the book. Email forfurther instructions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405180726
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/11/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,210,617
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Horace DeLisser, MD: After receiving his medical degree fromthe University of Pennsylvania in 1985, he remained at theUniversity to complete his internal medicine residency andpulmonary medicine fellowship, as well as post-doctoral researchtraining. He is currently a pulmonary and critical care specialistand an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University ofPennsylvania, School of Medicine. Scientifically, Dr. DeLisser hasa program of independently funded research that is focused on thecells that line blood vessels (endothelial cells) and theiractivity during inflammation and the formation of new vessels. Dr.DeLisser has been also been very active in medical education with aparticular interest in cultural competency. He is a course directorof the first year medical student course, “Culture andCommunication” and is the Co- investigator for the NIH, NHLBIfunded grant “Cultural Competence Health Disparities TrainingProgram”. He precepts and teaches in several of the medicalschool’s courses on humanism and professional. Additionally,Dr. DeLisser helped to develop the course, Spirituality inMedicine. In recognition of his contributions to medical education,he earned the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award, a First YearMedical School, Class, Outstanding Teacher Award, a Penn PearlsTeaching Award and the 2005 Robert L. Mayock – Alfred P.Fishman Teaching Award.

Lisa Hark, PhD, RD is a renowned family nutrition expertwith over 20 years of experience in nutrition counseling andpromoting the benefits of healthy eating in children and adults. AsDirector of the Nutrition Education and Prevention Program at theUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia forthe past 18 years, she is a leading nutrition educator of medicalstudents and doctors. She is currently Project Director for theCultural Competence Health Disparities Training Program”, afive-year grant funded by the NIH, National Heart, Lung, and BloodInstitute. Recently, she was the host for season one of the newtelevision series "Honey, We're Killing the Kids", which airs onTLC. Dr. Hark is the editor-in-chief of numerous books includingMedical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach (BlackwellPublishing), which is now in its 3rd edition and used in manymedical schools, physician assistant, nursing and dietetic programsin the US and around the world. In 2004, she edited CardiovascularNutrition: Disease Management and Prevention (American DieteticAssociation). In 2005 and 2006 she co-authored Nutrition For Lifeand The Whole Grain Miracle Diet (DK Publishing). Her current book,The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care, (BlackwellPublishing), will be released in 2007 and is aimed at primary careclinicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nutritionists.

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Table of Contents


CME Disclosure Information.




Introduction: Tools to Assess Cultural Competency Training(TACCT).

Case 1 Ruth Franklin: A 40-year-old African American woman withheart failure (Susan E. Wiegers and Horace DeLisser,MD).

Case 2 Carl Jones: A 48-year-old homeless Caucasian man withchest pain and lung cancer (Lisa Bellini).

Case 3 Maria Morales: A 57-year-old Mexican woman with type 2diabetes (Desiree Lie and Charles Vega).

Case 4 Maya Mohammed: A 15-year-old Arab American teenager withleukaemia (Amal Mohamed Osman Khidir, Alexander Chou, and LyubaKonopasek).

Case 5 Jon Le: A 48-year-old Korean man with cerebral hemorrhage(Scott Kasner and Horace DeLisser).

Case 6 Nadia Rosenberg: A 53-year-old Russian woman withdrug-resistant tuberculosis (Elena N. Atochina-Vasserman andHelen Abramova).

Case 7 Isabel Delgado: A 47-year-old Dominican woman withhypertension (Debbie Salas-Lopez and Eric Gertner).

Case 8 George Dennis: A 35-year-old African American man withAIDS (Ronald G. Collman).

Case 9 Mary Jones: A 2-year-old Caucasian girl with delayedspeech development (Dodi Meyer, Hetty Cunningham, Rica Mauricioand Alexandra Schieber).

Case 10 Priya Krishnamurthy: A 73-year-old South Asian Indianwoman with a stroke (Scott Kasner, Roy Hamilton, StevenMessè and Sashank Prasad).

Case 11 Carlos Cruz: A 34-year-old Mexican man with sleep apneaand metabolic syndrome (Indira Gurubhagavatula, Lisa Hark andSharon L. Drozdowsky).

Case 12 Denise Smith: A 41-year-old Caucasian woman with asthma(John Paul Sa´ nchez, Nelson Felix Sanchez and AnaNunez, MD).

Case 13 Mae Ling Chung: A 22-year-old Chinese woman in anarranged marriage (Elizabeth Lee-Rey and NereidaCorrea).

Case 14 Earl Collins: A 73-year-old African American man withlung cancer (Mitchell L. Margolis and Lisa Bellini).

Case 15 Irma Matos: A 66-year-old Ecuadorian woman with type 2diabetes and hypertension (Edgar Maldonado and DebbieSalas-Lopez).

Case 16 Eileen Clark: An 82-year-old African American woman witha stroke (Scott Kasner and Horace DeLisser).

Case 17 Leslie O’Malley: A 66-year-old Irish American manwith breast cancer (J. Eric Russell).

Case 18 Juana Caban: A 21-year-old Puerto Rican woman who ispregnant and HIV-positive (Lisa Rucker, Nadine T. Katz andNicholas E.S. Sibinga).

Case 19 Alice Gregory: A 71-year-old African American woman withaortic stenosis (Susan E. Wiegers and Horace DeLisser,MD).

Case 20 Sunil Guha: A 32-year-old South Asian Indian man withmetabolic syndrome (Fran Burke and Lisa Hark).

Case 21 Pepper Hawthorne: A 19-year-old Caucasian woman with astroke (Scott Kasner).

Case 22 Alika Nkuutu: A 24-year-old African woman with sicklecell disease (J. Eric Russell).

Case 23 Miguel Cortez: A 9-year-old Mexican boy with asthma(Noel B. Rosales).

Case 24 Naomi Fulton: A 49-year-old African American woman withmetabolic syndrome (Gail Marion and Lisa Hark).

Case 25 Bobby Napier: A 68-year-old Caucasian Appalachian manwith type 2 diabetes (Elizabeth Lee-Rey, Sonia Crandall andThomas A. Arcury).

Appendix 1: Positioning the Interpreter.

Appendix 2: Kleinman’s Explanatory Model of Illness.

Multiple Choice Questions.



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