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Title At the interface of culture and medicine / edited by Earle H. Waugh, Olga Szafran, Rodney A. Crutcher
Published Edmonton, Alta. : University of Alberta Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / E.H. Waugh, O. Szafran, R.A. Crutcher -- Culture and end-of-life care. Seeking an understanding of Aboriginal culture : a systematic review of Aboriginal end-of-life care needs and preferences / D.M. Wilson, S. Sheps, R. Thomas, M. Brown ; Impact of cultural/ethnic perspectives on dementia and end-of-life care in five communities in Northern Alberta / E.H. Waugh, O. Szafran, J.A.C. Triscott ; Growing palliative care : the story of Alberta / K.Y.T Whitfield, A. Williams -- Culture and Alberta's international medical graduates (IMGS). Kamila's reflection / K. Saieed ; The merging of cultures : the Alberta International Medical Graduate Program experience / R.A. Crutcher [and others] ; Mapping diversity : the contribution of geographical information systems to the Alberta IMG Program / C. Hansen [and others] ; Stories of the journey : international medical graduates in Canada / G.E. Rutherford -- Cultural competence and language in medical practice. Language proficiency programs and professional integration of international medical graduates / D.L.E Watt, D. Lake ; Reflections on language in the management of dementia / J.A.C. Triscott ; Cultural competence of health professionals / O. Szafran, E.H. Waugh, J.A.C. Triscott -- Cultural and ethnic diversity in health care. Cultures of menopause in the ethnically diverse society : biomedical perspectives, women's perspectives / D.L. Spitzer ; Health and health care utilization patterns of visible minority seniors in Canada / J.V. Suwal ; Aboriginal healing / D. young ; Reflections of a Cree healer's partner / D. Cadinal ; Conclusion / E.H. Waugh, O. Szafran, R.A. Crutcher
Summary "In this groundbreaking contribution to the field of culture and medicine, twenty-five professionals in medicine, nursing, and the social sciences have contributed fourteen papers on the influence of culture in health care. The topics range from the perception of skills of international medical graduates, to conflicting expectations of patient care of various cultural groups, to cultural issues at the end of life. Health care educators, practitioners, sociologists, policy makers, and learners at all levels will find this book makes a significant foray into an underexplored sector of research."--Pub. desc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medical anthropology.
Social medicine.
Sociology, Medical -- methods.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Form Electronic book
Author Crutcher, Rodney A., 1950-
Szafran, Olga, 1957-
Waugh, Earle H., 1936-
ISBN 0888646399 (electronic bk.)
9780888646392 (electronic bk.)