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Collection of journal articles (mostly PDFs) available on EthnoMed. Some links to journal articles on other sites. Permissions have been obtained to make these materials available.

Cancer Risks and Prevention Practices Among Vietnamese Refugees
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Christopher N. H. Jenkins, MA, MPH, et al. West J Med, July 1990; 153:34-39.
Cross Cultural Medicine A Decade Later. The Effect of Values and Culture on Life-Support Decisions
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Jill Klessig, MD. West J Med, Sept. 1992; 157:316-322.
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.
Cultural Influences on Infant Feeding Practices
Link to Journal article from Pediatrics in Review (Authors: Pak-Gorstein, Haq, Graham), used with permission.
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.
Ethical Dilemmas in a Cross Cultural Context - A Chinese Example
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Jessica H. Muller, PhD and Brian Desmond, MD, San Francisco, CA. West J Med, September 1992; 157:323-327.
Female Genital Cutting: An Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Management for the Primary Care Physician
A review article providing an introduction to the practice of female genital cutting (FGC), the different types, cultural considerations for physicians caring for patients with FGC, and some culturally sensitive approaches to discussions about this topic with girls and women for whom this is an issue.
Journal article: Famine Exposure in the Young and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Adulthood
Abstract of a study published in the American Diabetes Association Journal "Diabetes" about undernutrition during early development and association with an increased type 2 diabetes risk in adulthood. Access to full article requires subscription.
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.
Mental Health and Illness in Vietnamese Refugees
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine by Steven J. Gold, PhD, Whittier, CA. West J Med, Sept. 1992; 157:290-294.
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.
Responding to a Request: Gender-Exclusive Swims in a Somali Community
Article highlighted as 'Local Acts' in the January–February 2010, installment of Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Public Health Service. The article describes a creative intervention to improve physical activity among Somali immigrants in Seattle, Washington. Moore et al. describe how they designed a culturally sensitive intervention to foster swimming as a form of physical activity in this community by enhancing access to public pools and creating a social support network around the swim events.
Screening for Depression Among Newly Arrived Vietnamese Refugees in Primary Care Settings
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Dedra Buchwald, MD et al. West J Med, October 1995; 163:341-345.
Understanding Cultural Difference in Caring for Dying Patients
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Barbara A. Koenig, PhD, and Jan Gates-Williams, PhD. West J Med 1995; 163:244-249.
Working with Refugee Survivors of Torture
Article reprinted with permission from Western Journal of Medicine. By Barbara Chester, PhD and Neal Holton, MPH. West J Med, September 1992; 157:301-304.
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