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Cultural Proficiency in Addressing Health Care Disparities

Cultural Proficiency in Addressing Health Care Disparities

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This book has important information and current statistics on health disparities within the Unit ed States. It identifies our most vulnerable populations and offers guidelines on how to avoid cultural incompetence and promote cultural proficiency. Cultural Proficiency in Addressing Health Disparities will help us to address Healthy People 2010, which challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, is enjoyed by all. This demands the ability to relate effectively to persons of many different cultures to assure collaborative participation in research (that must include minorities), clinical patient care and disease prevention.

Cultural Proficiency in Addressing Health Disparities is written by experienced health care practitioners and researchers who work every day to eliminate health disparities and produce a culturally proficient health care environment for patient, practitioner, and researchers.

Physicians, researchers, healthcare workers, health sciences educators and students, community workers, advocates, planners, policy-makers and similar professionals in non-profit and at the government level will benefit from the information, insights and experiences recounted in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763751746
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 09/12/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, is the Associate Vice President for Health Sciences, and Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Surgery (Ophthalmology), and Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Florida A & M University

Professor, Creighton University

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