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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.