Strategies for Working with Culturally Diverse Communities and Clients
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.
Elizabeth Randall-David. Strategies for Working with Culturally Diverse Communities and Clients (1989). Association for the Care of Childrens Health: Bethesda, MD.
Sponsoring Agency: Hemophilia Program, Office of Maternal and Child H
Reading Level: Average
Formats Available: Printed Material
(The author's contact information is: Elizabeth Randall-David; 1019 W. Markham Avenue, Durham, NC 27701 919-687-0886, BRDCFCE@aol.com )
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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.
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.
The material has not been formally evaluated.
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