New guide offers direction on cultural sensitivity
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 18, 2004
Doctors in Touch in Oak Park, Ill. is offering a new booklet to help physicians understand how culture affects a patient's behavior in the health care relationship.
"Cultural Sensitivity: A Guidebook for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals" is a quick reference of potential patient behaviors and beliefs that impact a physician's success in providing care. Doctors in Touch said not understanding a patient's cultural reference can lead to poor communication and frustrating interactions.
The booklet costs $29.50. Discounts are available for residents and medical students. For more information call 708-697-6448 or go online (link).
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/10/18/prbf1018.htm.