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Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness by Rachel E. SpectorThe eighth edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health/ HEALTH beliefs and practices among selected populations.
Call Number: 362.1042 SPE
Publication Date: 2012
Inclusive Practice for Health Professionals by Jenny Davis; Melanie Birks; Ysanne ChapmanInclusive Practice: Sociological Concepts for Health Professionals introduces students to the socio-political implications of the work they will be doing within the healthcare sector. It embraces the multi-disciplinary nature of work in the health professions, and applies the term inclusivepractice to focus attention on its relevance to all health care professionals with the shared aim of improving health outcomes.
Call Number: 362.1 INC
Publication Date: 2016
Racial Prejudice and Discriminations by Justin HealeyCultural diversity is central to Australia's national identity, however many Australians regularly experience racism. Racism exists in many forms, including offensive jokes and comments; name-calling and verbal abuse; harassment and intimidation; and media commentary which encourages hostility towards certain groups of people. Racist attitudes are common in the form of unconscious bias, intolerance and prejudice; at its worst, racial discrimination manifests in acts of violence and abuse. What is the extent of racism, and what are its causes and impacts?
Call Number: 305.8 RAC:1
Publication Date: 2014
Social Determinants of Health by Pranee LiamputtongUnderstand the forces and trends that combine to shape the health of individuals, communities and populations. Social Determinants of Health introduces a range of topics related to health and well-being in the context of a conceptual framework of determinants of health. It provides an introduction to some of the important ideas that underlie the field of public health, aiming to give students an understanding of the causes of health, rather than just the effects of health status in society.
Health Care Provider's Handbook on Muslim Patients
The Health Care Providers' Handbook on Muslim Patients is a quick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Muslim patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims that can affect health care, and provide links to further advice and resources.
Health Care Provider's Handbook on Hindu Patients
The Health Care Providers' Handbook on Hindu Patients is a quick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Hindu patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Hindus that can affect health care, and provide links to further advice and resources.
The handbook covers a range of topics including prayer and meditation, astrological beliefs, karma, fasting, end of life issues, maternity care, and food requirements.
Health Care Provider's Handbook on Sikh Patients
The Health Care Providers' Handbook on Sikh Patients is a quick-reference tool for health workers to use when caring for Sikh patients. The handbook aims to help health workers understand the religious beliefs and practices of Sikhs that can affect health care, and provide links to further advice and resources.
The handbook covers a range of topics including articles of faith, removal of hair, clothing, maternity services, end of life issues, and food requirements.
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A series of 18 cultural profiles that aim to assist health care providers to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture.