Strategies for Working with Culturally Diverse Communities and Clients

Elizabeth Randall-David

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This guide, originally written to aid in the identification and education of ethnic minority patients with hemophilia, has been published to assist community groups in a range of educational, medical, and social service outreach efforts. It begins with two introductory chapters on ethnic identity and intergroup relations. Chapter 3 offers suggestions for learning about the target community. Chapter 4 contains guidelines for locating community groups and individual clients who require education, counseling, and/or treatment. Chapter 5 discusses the use of interpreters to enhance cross-cultural communication. Chapter 6 provides practical information on working with Amish persons, Asian Americans, Black Americans, Haitians, and Hispanics. A bibliography of 67 items follows. Appendix A contains a list of assessment questions to aid the user in understanding medical systems within different cultural contexts. Appendix B contains Bloch's Ethnic/Cultural Assessment Guide, an outline for interviewers. Appendix C is a list of names and addresses of organizations serving culturally diverse communities. 

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Elizabeth Randall-David. Strategies for Working with Culturally Diverse Communities and Clients (1989). Association for the Care of Childrens Health: Bethesda, MD. (96 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: Hemophilia Program, Office of Maternal and Child H

Language: English

Reading Level: Average

Formats Available: Printed Material

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(The author's contact information is: Elizabeth Randall-David; 1019 W. Markham Avenue, Durham, NC 27701 919-687-0886, BRDCFCE@aol.com )

Association for the Care of Childrens Health
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD
20814

Phone: (301) 654-6549

Languages Available: English

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Intended User Audience:

This was written for health care providers of patients with hemophilia. However, it is applicable to all those working with diverse populations concerning a variety of health issues.

 

Product Development:

This was developed through a cooperative agreement with a medical school. It was developed by a medical anthropologist along with the Community Outreach Demonstration Project Task Force and an advisory board comprised of a variety of professional members. The Task Force included Euro-American, Haitan, Latino and African American members. 

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The material has not been formally evaluated. 

Product Dissemination:

Approximately 30,000 copies have been distributed throughout the U.S.A. 

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