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Cultural and Religious Sensitivity: A Pocket Guide for Health Care Professionals, Third, Expanded Edition (Set of 5)

ISBN# 9781635850468

Give staff the tools to deliver culturally and religiously sensitive care and services with these quick-reference pocket guides from noted expert Geri-Ann Galanti, PhD.

Release Date: June 2018. 84 pages. Soft cover. Sold in packs of 5.

5 Star Rating from Doody’s Book Review!

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Product Description

Product Description

By Geri-Ann Galanti, PhD, a teacher, speaker, author and leading expert in the field of cultural diversity. She has been on the faculty of the School of Nursing at CSU Dominguez Hills, and the Department of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles.

Foreword by Michael S. Woods, MD, MMM, a senior physician leader, safety culture expert, and author of several books on effective patient and caregiver communication and a consultant with Health Catalyst

“When it comes to health care, the Western world has great technology and dedicated, intelligent health care staff, but these advantages are lost if patients can’t understand the “why” and “what” of their care.”

-From the Foreword

It’s undeniable that understanding a patient’s cultural practices and spiritual beliefs influence not only the delivery of health care in our global society, but also the individual’s outcome and satisfaction. If a patient, because of a cultural or spiritual “disconnect,” can’t appreciate what is being prescribed or why it’s necessary, or if the information is delivered in a way that inadvertently frightens, offends, or confuses the patient, how can we fulfill our mission as health care providers?

This revised and expanded edition of the Cultural and Religious Sensitivity Pocket Guide includes new content that focuses on the importance of awareness of not only a patient’s cultural background but also his or her religious beliefs to provide patient-centered health care. The Pocket Guide continues to offer health care professionals the information they need to successfully communicate with their patients, while also respecting their specific cultural and religious needs and expectations related to health care.

Find the information you need quickly in this guide, which fits neatly into a lab coat pocket and features tabs to take you to the information you need when you need it--at the patient's bedside, before a patient and family consultation, or whenever you are interacting with patients. This is the guide you'll turn to again and again to improve your patient-centered care. Purchase copies for all your staff so that everyone can deliver the highest quality, culturally and spiritually sensitive care and services.

Key Topics:

  • Pregnancy and birth
  • Pediatric care
  • Spiritual health
  • Dietary needs
  • Medication concerns
  • Palliative care and end-of-life needs
  • Healing beliefs and practices
  • Cultural competence, religious sensitivity, and patient-centered health care

Key Features:

Easy-to-use information about health care needs, expectations, and perceptions of the following ethnicities, races, and religions:

  • Amish
  • Anglo American
  • Asian
  • Bahai
  • Black American
  • Buddhism
  • Christian Science
  • Eastern Orthodox
  • Hinduism
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Islam/Muslim
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Judaism
  • Middle Eastern
  • Mormonism (Church of Latter-Day Saints)
  • Native American
  • Protestantism
  • Roman Catholicism
  • Russian
  • Seventh-Day Adventist
  • Sikhism
  • South Asian
  • Southeast Asian

Standards: Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC); Rights and Responsibilities of the Individual (RI)

Setting: All care settings

Key Audience:

  • Staff educators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians and other licensed independent practitioners
  • Other clinicians and health care professionals
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents



About the Author

Geri-Ann Galanti, PhD, is a leading expert in the field of cultural diversity, with more than 30 years of experience. She received her doctorate in anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Galanti has been on the faculty of the School of Nursing at California State University (CSU), Dominguez Hills, and the Anthropology Department at CSU Los Angeles, and is currently teaching in the Doctoring Program at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, where she received an Outstanding Teacher Award. She has written numerous articles, as well as the highly acclaimed book, Caring for Patients from Different Cultures, now in its fifth edition.

About the Foreword Writer

Michael Woods, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and innovative health care leader with a master’s degree in medical management and more than 25 years of experience and knowledge in cutting-edge quality measures. Woods has spent more than 15 years focusing on clinical and health information technology (HIT) safety as well as business development, and he has extensive practical knowledge of diverse operational concerns that impact frontline caregivers. The author/contributor of five books, including Healing Words: The Power of Apology in Medicine and the first edition of JCR’s best-seller, Cultural Sensitivity, Woods earned his undergraduate degree in cellular biology, his medical degree, and his surgical training at the University of Kansas. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Southern California.

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