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Health care providers are more likely to have positive interactions with patients and provide better care if they understand what distinguishes their patients’ cultural values, beliefs and practices from their own.

Cultural Issues in Pediatric Care | Clinical Gate

16/02/2018 · Cultural and clinical issues in the care of Asian patients

Cultural Issues in Pediatric Care

Yes. If you have a concern about the quality of care you received from the BC Ambulance Service, you may wish to contact the Provincial Health Services Authority's Patient Care Quality Office (PCQO). The Provincial Health Services Authority’s PCQO will review the matter and provide you with a response to your complaint, as well as information on any decisions or actions taken as a result.

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Emergency psychiatrists routinely encounter patients from diverse cultures with various customs, practices, and beliefs. Cultural awareness, ie, the ability of the psychiatrist to understand and respond to the unique cultural needs brought by patients to the encounter, is a critical tool. The psychiatrist needs to consider the patient’s culture as it relates to the presenting symptoms and history, and to help formulate a treatment plan that is mutually agreed upon by the physician, patient, and, very often, patient’s family. The American College of Emergency Physicians has recently issued a policy statement that cultural awareness should be an essential element in training and in the provision of safe, quality care in the emergency department.3 However, there are no current statements or guidelines issued by the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry.


Feature: January/February 2018 — EthnoMed

Within End of Life care there are few areas that are as medically, ethically, and culturally complex as providing hydration and nutrition to a patient.

Cultural Group Guides – Dimensions of Culture

Culture is commonly divided into two broad categories at opposite ends of a continuum: collectivistic or individualistic. Most cultures fall somewhere between the two poles, with characteristics of both. Also, within any given culture, individual variations range across the spectrum. Still, being familiar with characteristics of collectivistic and individualistic cultures is useful (see ) because it helps practitioners to ‘locate’ where a family falls within their cultural continuum and to personalize patient care.

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This article focuses on Muslim patients and cultural issues that may be encountered when evaluating and treating them in the emergency room setting. The authors present two clinical vignettes to illustrate culturally relevant points in patient care. They briefly describe Muslims in the US in terms of demographics, religious beliefs, practices, and relevance to psychiatry. Finally, the authors discuss a set of guidelines and principals intended to promote cultural competency in meeting the needs of the Muslim patient in the psychiatric emergency room.

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As the United States population becomes more ethnically diverse, it is to be expected that more patients of diverse origin will be presenting to treatment centers. According to the 2008 US Census, minorities who are now ~33% of the US population are expected to become the majority in 2042. By 2023 minorities will account for >50% of all children.1 Ethnic minorities face many challenges in obtaining appropriate care due to language barriers, deficits in cultural competence of clinicians, underrepresentation of clinicians from ethnic minorities, and a healthcare system that is not set up to address the cultural needs of diverse populations.2

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A 10-year-old Sudanese girl lived for 3 years as the less-cared-for child with an aunt who had 4 other children. Her mother, a Sudanese journalist, was persecuted and jailed after having written politically sensitive articles in a national newspaper. One night, her mother suddenly arrived to take the child away under cover of darkness. They walked all night and slipped across the border. Once across, they lived in a refugee camp for 2 years, facing various difficulties because they had no male family member to protect them. Eventually, with assistance from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Canadian government, they made their way to Canada as . The mother has since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and although she is being treated, she has difficulty functioning in the day-to-day and adapting to life in Canada. The daughter quickly became her mother’s interpreter and caregiver. She appeared well-adapted, did well in school, was motivated to help her mother, smiled and spoke easily and was very intent on learning English. No one thought to ask how she had dealt with her own story.