A broad overview of cultural diversity as opposed to an indepth analysis of any one culture/ethnic group and in so doing encourages the reader to both recognise and celebrate difference. A number of appendices, relating to the 'beliefs and practices' of six of the more well known religions, provide a helpful source of 'quick' reference. Relevant contact addresses and web sites are also included making this book a valuable text for all those who are involved in care provision.
Carole Gleeson, Senior Lecturer, University of Cen
I would recommend it to any nurse engaged in any part of professional practice.
Journal of Community Nursing
Although this book is written for nurses, any health professional working with a diverse community will really find it useful reading, including dietitians.
Journal of Human Nutritian and Dietetics.
Nice, relevant, easily accessible.
Mr P Ene, Bath Spa University College
This text covers the core issues in relation to cultural awareness. It also includes a chapter on cultural perspective to family centred care which is very beneficial for a pediatric programme.
Carol Barron, Childrens University Hospital, Dubli