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Clinical topics related to Chinese culture.

Chinese Food Cultural Profile
A general article about common foods and the role of food in Chinese culture.
Clinical Pearl: "Fever" in SE Asians. Does it really mean an elevated body temperature?
A short clinical pearl about a complaint of fever, but the patient doesn't have a fever in the doctor's office.
Clinical Pearl: Circular Burn Scarring on Asian and African Patients
A short clinical pearl about patterned circular scars on the skin of Asian and African patients.
Delayed Bottle Weaning and Iron Deficiency in Southeast Asian Toddlers
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Elinor A. Graham, MD, MPH, et al. West J Med, July 1997; 167:10-14.
Modesty, Sexuality, and Breast Health in Chinese-American Women
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine by Bertha Mo, PhD, MPH, San Francisco, CA. West J Med, September 1992; 157:260-264.
Peripartum and Infant Care Issues and Practices among Refugee Groups in Seattle
Some traditional practices around pregnancy and infant care in Southeast Asian and East African groups in Seattle.
Post-partum Practices among Vietnamese and Chinese Patients brochure
A 2 page brochure format about the post-partum practice of a "sitting month" among Vietnamese and Chinese patients.
Postpartum Practices among Chinese and Vietnamese Women poster
A 1 page poster, PDF, about a research project on the traditional practice of "sitting month".
Saving Face: Recognizing and Managing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Asian Americans - video
68 minute training video that is targeted to physicians, psychiatry residents, medical students, social work students and practicing social workers, clinical and counseling psychologists, nurses and case managers. View the video by clicking the play icon (it may take some time to load, depending on the speed of your internet connection). You can also view in full screen by clicking the icon at the bottom right corner of the video player, once the video has loaded. The overarching goal of the video is to demonstrate a culturally competent approach to addressing the stigma of mental illness in Asian-American patients. The video is comprised of three interviews of Asian-American simulated patients, from three major sub-ethnic groups of Asian Americans living in the United States, and ethnically matched psychiatrists in therapy sessions. The objectives of these scenarios are to demonstrate how Asian-American patients present their stigma, and how skilled clinicians manage it. The Indian-American patient scenario begins at 3 minutes 40 seconds into the video. The Vietnamese-American scenario begins at 25 minutes 37 seconds. The Filipino-American scenario begins at 49 minutes 44 seconds. See links to Facilitator's Guide and DVD Order Form below video.
Traditional Vietnamese Medicine: Historical Perspective and Current Usage
A brief history of the development of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine and its influences particularly by Southern China.
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