Culture in Clinical Care

Author: Bette Bonder
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
ISBN: 9781556424595
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do the concepts "culture," "cultural diversity," or "teaching culture" -- so common in health care training and practice settings today -- seem vague or abstract to you? Are you having trouble conceptualizing a practical way to gain or teach the skills necessary for culturally sensitive practice or finding resource materials that can help you do it well? If so, then Culture in Clinical Care is just what you need! Culture in Clinical Care defines and describes culture and its interaction with individual experience and personality in the development of beliefs, values, and actions. Information about cultural beliefs related to health and wellness are explored as they affect intervention strategies. Based on ethnographic methods, mechanisms for culturally sensitive assessment and intervention are considered. The text goes beyond traditional fact-centered approaches, taking the perspective that culture is emergent in individuals as they interact with the physical and social environment. This one-of-a-kind book provides students, as well as healthcare practitioners, chapter objectives, chapter outlines, critical thinking questions, case descriptions for discussion, self-tests and exercises, glossary, comprehensive references, line drawing, and black and white photographs. The organization of the book benefits readers because theory, examples, and practice are interwoven. Students have opportunities to practice what they are learning, and to evaluate their own effectiveness. Culture in Clinical Care fills a niche in the health professions programs because of its theoretical approach, its emphasis on strategies and methods for clinical interventions, and its importance of strategies for practice and self-assessment. For more information about the role of culture in health and health care, visit Health and Culture, a resource for students, educators, and health professionals, online at http://health.csuohio.edu/healthculture/index.htm. Features Case study boxes to present illustrative materials to clarify theory. Self-assessment activities that facilitate personal exploration of cultural values and beliefs relative to culture and health. Assessment and intervention strategies as a quick reference list that can be used in any setting. Comprehensive bibliography of books, instructional materials and websites related to culture and health. Discussion that provides a theoretical framework for understanding individuals from disparate cultures. A wide array of examples from many cultures and clinical settings. Exercises that provide practice, as well as suggestions for evaluating effectiveness.

The Bilingual Counselor s Guide to Spanish

Author: Roberto Swazo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136487042
Format: PDF
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Designed specifically with mental health professionals in mind, The Bilingual Counselor’s Guide to Spanish is perfect for counselors interested in expanding their client base and language skill set. Featuring terminology and cultural phrases specific to the mental health profession, this text offers an easy introduction to both the Spanish language and interfacing with Spanish-speaking clients in a counseling setting. Sections of useful and practical vocabulary are followed by ¡Practique! sections, which enable to reader to put his or her developing skills to use. These sections are augmented by case studies in English and Spanish, as well as brief overviews of Latino history, customs, and social manners that will greatly enhance any counselor’s depth of interaction with Spanish-speaking clients. For counselors who want to communicate with the large and rapidly expanding population of Spanish speakers in the United States, or for those who are simply interested in developing or improving their Spanish-language skills, The Bilingual Counselor’s Guide to Spanish is the place to start. CE credit is available to purchasers of this book at http://www.mensanapublications.com.

Speak Some Spanish

Author: Judith Noble
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 145754976X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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SPEAK SOME SPANISH is ideal for an informal class or for self-study. It provides a solid grammatical foundation within a useful context, extensive vocabulary, much presented in a unique way, and avenues for developing communication skills. While grammar is explained throughout, the book is designed around communication needs, language usage, useful topics, such as greetings, coping in a conversation, weather, telling time, directions, descriptions, and ways to speak of past, present, and future actions. Verbs, often a source of dismay for language learners, are presented in a unique way. Their mastery is made much simpler; no longer is there the challenge or tedium of memorizing conjugations. Following the regular chapters are nine EXTRA sections covering verb charts for and additional uses of the present subjunctive as well as other important verb forms, tenses, and their uses that are not covered in the chapters: commands; the two simple past tenses - the imperfect (indicative) and the preterite - their forms, their uses, and their use together; and the future (indicative.) These sections are for reference for anyone wishing to expand the SOME of the book title, SPEAK SOME SPANISH. The book concludes with present indicative verb charts and vocabularies.

Ibos of Nigeria and Their Cultural Ways

Author: Columbus Okoroike
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595621408
Format: PDF
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The book is about the Ibos of southeastern Nigeria, whose language is Igbo. This very uniquely distinct ethnic group of people have been accused of being tenacious in their belief, audacious in their venture, intense in their resistance and unrelenting in their persistence. The book is aimed at creating awareness and a more comfortable feeling toward Igbo speaking people and their culture. It is a culture that must not be forgotten, a heritage that is gradually being lost in our over-excitement and eagerness to Europeanize. The conventionalized Igbo signs, gestures, the admissible expressions, idioms, folk-tales, folk-songs, vocabulary and phraseology, truly have no close substitutes in English language. A culture that thrives on self-reliance, equality, democracy and healthy competition. You are invited to read and know a people obsessed with the desire for self-improvement through education and learning, who also are open to new ideas and easily adaptable to change. The book is a first of its kind by an Ibo man who sees the urgent and pressing need to preserve the Igbo language, traditions and cultural heritage, so that our children and future generations of Ibos and Ibo lovers will be educated and passed on the Igbo diction and the people's source of strength and power. It will also prepare anyone on what to expect, going, meeting and doing business with the people, as it answers basic questions and clears misconceptions.

Read and Think Spanish 2nd Edition

Author: The Editors of Think Spanish
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071797602
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn Spanish as you explore the colorful and diverse world of Latino culture Build a rich Spanish vocabulary without the burden of boring repetition or tedious memorization with Read & Think Spanish. In this audio package, you will find more than 100 intriguing articles written in Spanish about the enchanting diversity of Latino culture--from Spain's Andres Segovia to Peru's ancient fishing techniques to El Dia de los Muertos in Mexico and the United States. Within each article new vocabulary is presented in boldface, with their translations in the margins. This allows you to learn the meaning of any unfamiliar words immediately. In the 100-minute audio download, native speakers read aloud many of the articles contained in the book, so you will not only see how the language is written but also hear how it sounds in conversation. This second edition is enhanced with thirty-two pages of all-new readings, thirteen all-new audio tracks, and fresh chapter-ending questions. With Read & Think Spanish you will: Grasp Spanish vocabulary quickly and easily with the help of English translations Review and reinforce your newly acquired knowledge with end-of-chapter questions--now in Spanish Learn about the vibrant Latino culture and its famous places, noted people, intoxicating music, mouthwatering food, and more Take the ho-hum out of learning Spanish and discover an innovative language tool that will keep you entertained along your way to Spanish proficiency!

Hispanic Foodways Nutrition and Health

Author: Diva Sanjur
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780133909319
Format: PDF, Docs
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Evidence overwhelmingly supports the theory that diseases such as heart disease and cancer are directly linked with dietary practices. As a result, the nutritional practices of populations and communities have become areas of intense interest to public health professionals. Focusing on the diverse Hispanic population in the United States, this timely volume reviews sociodemographic data, migration patterns, and economic, and nutritional situations.

The Power of Latino Leadership

Author: Juana Bordas
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609948890
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Embracing diversity, valuing people, taking action Over 50 million Latinos live in the United States, and it’s estimated that by 2050 one in three of the US population will be Hispanic. What does it take to lead such a varied and vibrant people who hail from twenty-two different countries and are a blend of different races? And what can leaders of all cultures and ethnicities learn from how Latinos lead? Juana Bordas takes us on a journey to the very heart and soul of Latino leadership. She offers ten principles that richly illustrate the inclusive, people-oriented, socially responsible, and life-affirming way Latinos have led their communities. Bordas includes the voices and experiences of other distinguished Latino leaders and vivid dichos (traditional sayings) that illustrate positive aspects of the Latino culture. This unprecedented book illustrates powerful and distinctive lessons that will inform leaders of every background. “America grows more diverse by the day. Leaders want to understand and motivate those they lead but may feel intimidated by the complex history and culture of Latinos in America. Juana Bordas has written a handbook for making sense of it all. The Power of Latino Leadership helps the reader decode the coming America and the changing workforce.” —Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, PBS News Hour, and former host, Talk of the Nation, NPR “Bordas has mentored generations of young Hispanics throughout her distinguished career. [Here] she presents a compelling case for how the strengths Hispanics bring to the table...can infuse new life into leadership development for all of our country’s current and future leaders.” —Janet Murguía, President, National Council of La Raza “Juana Bordas provides timely insight into Latino contributions to our nation’s future and why their influence will continue to increase.” —Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials “To develop a deeper appreciation for the countless contributions the Latino community is making to America’s multicultural leadership journey, read this book!” —Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow