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Cultural diversity: guidance for health professionals

A starting point to an understanding of cultural and health issues for ethnic communities cultural diversity. An Australian resource of value to health workers in the UK. The guide presents health and socio-cultural information on ethnic communities (including torture and trauma and issues and issues for children, young people and women). It encourages health staff to actively explore cultural issues with patients and cautions against stereotyping.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:09]

Cultural competency in medicine (US)

An article that explores a range of issues including physicians training and ethnocentrism, cultural encounters and tips for improving the caregiver/patient relationship across cultures as well as case studies. An AMAS resource.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:22]

UNICEF: Gender equality

'Gender-based discrimination and inequalities violate the human rights of both women and men and affect the well being of all children. By understanding gender discrimination, we are not only better equipped to help women and children realize their human rights, but also to better understand other kinds of inequalities, such as those based on age, race or class.'

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:23]

UNICEF: The role of men in the lives of children

Global 1997: Role of Men in the Lives of Children: A study on how improving knowledge about men in families helps strengthen programming for children and women. (Available in French, Spanish and English)

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:23]

Culturally diverse childrearing practices: abusive or just different?

This article (by Tom McIntyre & Patricia Silva, 1992) describes childrearing practices that are sometimes found among certain cultural/religious groups. It does not offer judgement on those practices, only information.
Beyond Behaviour, Volume 4, issue 1, pages 8-12.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:23]

Providing care to patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: guidelines to practice

An excellent summary of some of the issues concerning death and ethnic minorities. Queensland Health (Australia).

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:20]

The New South Wales Multicultural Health Communication Service

An Australian resource offering a wide range of health leaflets in different languages, they may need to be adapted for local use.
There are over 400 publications on health in a wide range of languages and new publications are added regularly. There are also links to related websites.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:24]

London Health Support and Campaign Groups directory

This directory was developed for ethnic minorities in London and has some useful links for people in other areas as many of the voluntary agencies are national.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:25]

The Center for Cross-Cultural Health (US)

A resource for links and organisations that work to improve the health of asylum seekers and refugees, US based but does have relevant information for UK professionals.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:25]

DH: Minority Ethnic Communities and Health

English / US resource.
This site has some good links/ resources, use the left hand column to locate latest news, archives and details and background of the organisation.

Link [Last update: 2007-04-18; 11:24]

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