End of Life/Palliative Care
Some tips for providers on how to be sensitive to the cultural and religious beliefs of their patients when counseling them on end of life care
The Growing Diversity of the U.S. Workforce
As the diversity of the U.S. workforce increases, employers need to recognize that there is no"one-size-fits-all" approach to employee health benefits.
Engaging in Culturally Competent Family Planning Counseling
Cultural beliefs strongly influence a patient's decision-making when it comes to family planning. What tools are available to help clinicians provide culturally-responsive care and counseling?
Shared Decision-Making in Cross-cultural Encounters
In the setting of cross-cultural medical encounters, the importance of open, patient-centered communication is heightened as the risk for misunderstanding is increased.
Pharmacogenomics and Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
There is much hope invested in the promise that human genome research will also help reduce racial and ethnic disparities by "personalizing medicine".
Cancer Fatalism and Health Disparities
Fatalistic health beliefs can contribute to racial/ethnic health disparities.
Active Listening in Cross-Cultural Communications
Active listening is a communication skill that has 3 components: preparation, mindful nonverbal communication, and reflection.
Disparities in Sexual Health
Here are tips on effectively addressing the disparities in sexual health found among racial/ethnic and sexual orientation minorities.