Cross-cultural Caring

Cross-cultural Caring

A Handbook for Health Professionals in Western Canada

Book - 1990
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This handbook describes several recent immigrant groups in westernCanada, among them Vietnamese, South and Southeast Asians, Chinese,Japanese, Central Americans, West Indians, and Iranians. It is uniquein its approach, as it provides information not only about the healthbeliefs and practices of these communities but also about the socialcontext of each group. Each chapter describes one particular ethnicgroup and discusses its attitudes towards such issues as childbirth,mental illness, dental care, hospitalization, and death. Information isalso given on the level of health care, the religion, education, andpolitical system in the home country, as well as on the reasons foremigrating and problems of adjusting to life in Canada. The authors,who are themselves members of the communities they describe, work in avariety of health-related fields. The information they provide reflectsthe kinds of questions professionals ask about these immigrant groups.
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, c1990.
ISBN: 9780774803434
Characteristics: xi, 272 pages ;,23 cm.


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