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Cross Cultural Medicine and Diverse Health Belief - Ethiopians Abroad
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Richard M. Hodes, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. West J Med, January 1997; 166:29-36.
Medical Disclosure and Refugees - Telling Bad News to Ethiopian Patients
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Yewoubdar Beyene, PhD, San Francisco, CA. West J Med, September 1992; 157:328-332.
Amharic Speaking Hepatitis Cultural Profile
A brief overview of some cultural understandings of hepatitis.
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.
Clinical Pearl: Uvulectomy
A short clinical pearl on a tradition surgery, uvulectomy, performed in some African and middle eastern countries.
Clinical Pearl: Skin Decorations in East African Patients
A short clinical pearl about the use of henna as skin decoration.
Diabetes in the Eritrean and Ethiopian Community: Cultural Information and Recommendations for Diabetes Educators
Article addressing some of the unique cultural factors in the Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrant communities of Seattle that impact diabetes self-management.
Ethiopian Traditional and Herbal Medications and their Interactions with Conventional Drugs
This article discusses the use of traditional medicine by Ethiopian immigrant patients in conjunction with conventional medications. A table is included that describes herbs and spices commonly used in traditional medicine and potential interactions with conventional medications.
Ethiopian Tuberculosis Cultural Profile
Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Ethiopian immigrants living in Seattle, WA.
Medical Examiner Dialogue - Ethiopian Orthodox Christian
Information about the cultural and religious norms associated with death and dying among Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.
More About Ethiopian Food: Teff
Information about Teff, a staple in the Ehiopian and Eritrean diet, and some of the nutritional benefits, and health implications.
Oromo Immigrants and Breast Feeding Information for American Health Care Providers
Information about Oromo practices and beliefs about breastfeeding.
Oromo Tuberculosis Cultural Profile
Information describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Oromo immigrants living in Seattle, WA.
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.
Process and Practice of Cross Cultural Education for Vietnamese and Ethiopian Diabetes Patients
An article about an effort to develop and translate culturally appropriate educational diabetes materials, and educate a diverse population.
The Traditional Foods of the Central Ethiopian Highlands (research report no. 7)
Information about traditional Ethiopian food and food preparation based on studies carried out as part of an applied nutrition program within the framework of the Children's Nutrition Unit (now transformed into the Ethiopian Nutrition Institute (1). The studies were carried out in widely different parts of Ethiopia, and included the major ethnic groups and also took account of seasonal variations.
Tigrean Asthma Cultural Profile
Information about Tigrean perspectives on Asthma.
Tigrinya Hepatitis Cultural Profile
A brief overview of some cultural understandings of hepatitis.
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