Managing Diversity in Health Care: Proven Tools and Activities for Leaders and Trainers / Edition 1

Managing Diversity in Health Care: Proven Tools and Activities for Leaders and Trainers / Edition 1

by Lee Gardenswartz, Anita Rowe, A. Rowe a.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787940410

ISBN-13: 9780787940416

Pub. Date: 05/29/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Twenty percent of the physicians practicing in the United States are foreign trained. Minorities make up the majority population in six of the eight largest metropolitan areas within the United States. In California, Medi-Cal Managed Care providers are now required to give culturally appropriate and linguistically competent services. Yet, most health care

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Overview

Twenty percent of the physicians practicing in the United States are foreign trained. Minorities make up the majority population in six of the eight largest metropolitan areas within the United States. In California, Medi-Cal Managed Care providers are now required to give culturally appropriate and linguistically competent services. Yet, most health care professionals have little or no training on how to deal with the challenges of cultural diversity.Managing Diversity in Health Care offers professionals an essential handbook for learning to become more culturally sensitive and responsive to both coworkers and patients in order to deliver quality health care services. Written by Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe, two of the country's top experts in cultural diversity in the workplace, this vital resource explains how to build productive work relationships, deal with complex issues of prejudice and bias, and communicate effectively within an increasingly diverse health care setting.Chapter after chapter is filled with practical information, helpful suggestions, effective strategies, and models and checklists that are fundamental to creating a culturally competent health care organization. The book includes critical knowledge on a wide range of topics:? Common misunderstandings that often occur in a cross-cultural environment? Standards of privacy; the importance and criteria of status; beliefs about the body, healing, and dying; and other cultural factors that influence the health care experience? Culturally sensitive ways to solicit relevant information? Strategies for minimizing the negative effects of stereotyping? The seven essential steps for affecting long-term organizational change? Examples of real-life solutions implemented by health care organizations? A current listing of the most useful books, videos, articles, newsletters, and published training materials on the topic of diversityWith this book as a touchstone, staff at all levels-e

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787940416
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/29/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Wholeness and Well-Being: In the Eye of the Beholder.

Organization of the Contents.

How to Use this Book.

1. Why Diversity is Good for Business: Marketplace and Workforce Issues.

Demographics Changes: An Increasingly Complex Patient and Employee Base.

What These Population Shifts Mean to Health Care.

Meeting New Contractor and Managed Care Requirements.

Analyzing the Challenges and Opportunities That Diversity Brings.

2. The Dimensions of Health Care Delivery.

Personality: The Unique Core.

Internal Dimensions of Diversity: Powerful Influencers of Identity, Opportunity, and Expectations.

External Dimensions.

Organizational Dimensions.

Analyzing the Impact of Diversity Dimensions in Your Organization.

Analyzing the Impact of Your own Diversity Dimensions on You as a Health Care Professional.

Analyzing Your Own Attitudes Toward Differences.

3. The Truth About Cultural Programming.

Realities of Cultural Programming.

Dimensions of Culture that Influence Behavior.

Questioning and Expanding Your Own Assumptions.

4. Achieving Practical Cultural Literacy.

Factors that Influence Adherence to Norms.

Definition and Perception of Illness and Health.

Key Cultural Values Affecting Care.

Non-Western Treatments.

The Best of Both Worlds.

Beliefs About Illness, the Body, and Its Functioning.

Childbirth.

Death and Dying.

Family and Its Role.

Cultural Beliefs About Health, Disease, and Healers.

5. Improving Communication in Diverse Environments.

Language.

Other Aspects of Communication.

Assessing Intercultural Hooks that Block Communication.

Learning About the Cultures You Serve.

Getting Your Message Across: Directions and Feedback.

Soliciting Information.

Communicating Across Language Barriers.

Getting Help in Interpreting.

Culturally Sensitive Medical Interviews.

6. Removing Stereotypes That Block High-Quality Care.

The Realities of Stereotypes.

The Realities of Human Nature.

Managing Your Biases: Suggestions for Fighting Stereotypes.

7. The Diversity Leadership Challenge.

The Essentials of Diversity Leadership.

Leadership Fulfilled: Steps Toward Lasting Change.

8. Overcoming Barriers to Change.

Making Your Diversity Efforts Pay Off.

Organizational Barriers to Diversity.

9. Creative Organizational Problem Solving.

Demographics-driven Marketing.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California Mentoring and Coaching.

Providing Health Care to the Underserved: A Revolutionary Plan.

A Systematic Commitment to Caring for the Underserved.

Resources.

Notes.

Index.

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