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Cultural Barriers to Care: Inverting the Problem

Tripp-Reimer, T. and Choi, E. and Kelley, L. S. and Enslein, J. C. (2001) Cultural Barriers to Care: Inverting the Problem. Diabetes Spectrum, 14 (1). pp. 13-22. ISSN 1040-9165

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In working with diverse populations, health practitioners often view patients’ culture as a barrier to care. Inverting this problem by viewing the barriers as arising from the culture of biomedicine provides greater direction for practice. Integral to the delivery of culturally appropriate diabetes care are practitioner competencies in specific areas of cultural knowledge, as well as specific skills in intercultural communication, tripartite cultural assessment, selecting among levels of intensity of cultural interventions (neutral, sensitive, innovative, or transformative), adapting patient education, and developing community partnerships.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture, diabetes, cultural knowledge, intercultural communication, tripartite cultural assessment, community partnerships
Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Diabetes
Practice > interventions
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    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 10:51
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 10:51
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2958

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