Multicultural Clients: A Professional Handbook for Health Care Providers and Social Workers

Multicultural Clients: A Professional Handbook for Health Care Providers and Social Workers

Multicultural Clients: A Professional Handbook for Health Care Providers and Social Workers

Multicultural Clients: A Professional Handbook for Health Care Providers and Social Workers

Synopsis

A professor of nursing, whose expertise is in multicultural health care and social services, describes the basic attitudes and beliefs of 15 important ethnic and religious groups in America and shows how these traits can affect behavior during illness or during social work interventions. Sensitive to problems of stereotyping, each chapter on an immigrant group describes its homeland and population in the United States, its modes of communication, its socioeconomic status, chief of complaints, traditional family system, religious beliefs, views toward the elderly, child-rearing practices, culturally based health beliefs and practices, dietary patterns, characteristics relating to morbidity and mortality, beliefs about death and dying, physical assessment, and sources for further readings.
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