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Ten Health Videos for Chinese Seniors (In Mandarin and English)

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The ten project videos produced during the New Routes initiative help Chinese American seniors overcome cultural, language, and navigational barriers so they may communicate effectively with their adult children caretakers and health care providers. The media was designed to help them navigate the U.S. health care system.

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Language Access and the Law: Caring for the LEP Patient

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Language Access and the Law in Healthcare is the nation's first e-learning program on this critical topic. The course is designed to increase physicians' knowledge of the business, medical (quality/safety) and legal reasons for providing language access services to patients. In particular, it will teach clinicians how to:

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Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit

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The Genetic Counseling Cultural Competence Toolkit is a website and resource portal designed to provide information to members of the genetic counseling profession, students, and other interested health care providers and consumers.

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Spiritual Assessment in Clinical Practice

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This online course serves as a multimedia guide for tapping the spiritual beliefs, values, and practices important in your patients' responses to illness or stress.

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Quality Care for Diverse Populations Videos

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Quality Care for Diverse Populations is a web-based training program developed by the AAFP to assist physicians and other health care professionals in becoming more culturally proficient in the provision of care to their patients. The program includes five video vignettes depicting simulated physician-patient visits in an office setting as a means to explore ethnic and sociocultural issues.

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Culturally Competent Care for Latino Patients

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This collection of reflections and case studies focuses on the challenges that can confront Hispanics in American health care settings. Each fictional case study was developed based on personal interviews with doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains and includes a commentary so that users can learn new skills and strategies to increase cultural competence.

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Cultural & Spiritual Sensitivity: A Learning Module for Health Care Professionals

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This self-learning module has been developed to assist health care professionals to: a) address the issues of cultural and spiritual diversity; b) provide tools to understand one's own cultural and spiritual heritage and beliefs; c) develop the ability to provide culturally and spiritually sensitive approaches to care; d) identify appropriate interventions.

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Culturally Competent Care for Muslim Patients

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This collection of reflections and case studies focuses on the challenges that can confront Muslims in American health care settings. Each fictional case study was developed based on personal interviews with doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains and includes a commentary so that users can learn new skills and strategies to increase cultural competence.

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Coming Together: Cultural Competency Training DVD

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"Coming Together," an educational 7-minute DVD produced by SMDC Organizational Learning and Development and funded by the Miller-Dwan Foundation, has been created to enhance cultural awareness discussions among health care professionals.

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