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Cultural Competency Resources
The Summa Medical Library has a few print books on cultural competency that can be borrowed. Ask a librarian for help in finding them.
In addition, here are some additional E-Books and websites that may be helpful:
Cultural Competencies for Nurses
An eBook in the R2 Digital Library.
Cultural Competence in Health Care
An eBook available through OhioLINK.
Religion, Religious Ethics, and Nursing
Includes information about several major religions. Designed to enable the nurse to provide respectful and sensitive care for people from a variety of faith backgrounds. An eBook in the R2 Digital Library.
An ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about certain immigrant and refugee groups.
National Center for Cultural Competency
A variety of resources on self-assessment, distance learning, publications, and more. From Georgetown University
Tips sheets for clinicians on different cultures for the University of Washington Medical Center
Think Cultural Health (includes CLAS Standards)
CLAS stands for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. These National Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by establishing a blueprint for health and health care organizations. See also the Standards document available for download in box on the right.
Refugee Health Profiles (from the CDC)
From the CDC website's section on Immigrant and Refugee Health. Includes health profiles of Bhutanese, Burmese, Minor Children from the Central Americas, Congolese, Iraqi, Somali, & Syrian cultures
Medline Plus : Health Infiormation in Many Languages
Health information in multiple languages, arranged by language.
MedlinePlus: Multi-language health information, arranged by topic
Health topics are listed in alphabetical order. Under the topic is listed the various languages in which that health topic information is given.
CLAS Standards Document
See also the link to the Think Cultural Health website in box on the left for more extensive information on the Standards.
Patient Education in Bosnian