Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
You are here: Home Clinical Topics Vietnamese Clinical Topics

Vietnamese Clinical Topics


Clinical topics related to Vietnamese culture.

A Literature Review: Overcoming Barriers to Care for Hepatitis B Virus Among Southeast Asians in King County, WA
This literature review explores the burden of Hepatitis B Virus in Southeast Asian countries and immigrants in the United States, and explores the existing barriers to testing and treatment, as well as intervention and testing recommendations for providers.
Appendix: Annotated Synthesis Matrix
Annotated Matrix on Hepatitis B Among Southeast Asians
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.
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: Consider Lead and Other Heavy Metal Toxicities in the Evaluation of Nonspecific Symptoms
A short clinical pearl about the need to consider the prevalence of high lead levels among recently arrived Burmese.
Death Rituals in Vietnamese Society
A look at some of the rituals around death in Vietnamese culture from a personal perspective.
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.
HIV/STD Infection in Vietnamese and Vietnamese Americans
Article about the epidemiology, beliefs, and high risk sexual practices HIV and STD infection among Vietnamese residing in Vietnam and in the United States.
Medical Examiner Dialogue - Vietnamese Buddhist
Some general information about death and dying from a Vietnamese Buddhist perspective.
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.
Nutrition and Fasting in Vietnamese Culture
Information about nutrition and commonly consumed foods in the Vietnamese community in Seattle.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vietnamese Tuberculosis Cultural Profile
A brief article describing beliefs and practices relating to tuberculosis among Vietnamese living in the US.
Document Actions