Senior woman talks with a doctor online

Navigating Telehealth in Limited English Proficiency Populations

The goal of this article is to highlight best practices in Telemedicine as they are emerging during the Covid-19 pandemic and the barriers and facilitators to a successful Telehealth visit with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients.

August 3, 2020 · Article, PDF


Child with a Fever

“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.

September 16, 2019 · Article


3 Southeast Asian women looking at something

Overcoming Barriers to Care for Hepatitis B Virus Among SE Asians in King County: Literature Review

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.

February 7, 2019 · Article


Female nurse taking blood pressure of female patient in a hospital bed

Translated Nurse-to-Patient Communication Pages – Harborview

Pages developed with nurses and interpreters to aid caregivers in communicating basic information to their patients.

October 5, 2016


Advance Directives Presentation – Khmer/English

This is a 41 minute video presentation of a discussion led by Dr. Alex Molnar (Harborview Med Center/Univ of WA) with a community group of Cambodian Americans about the subjects of advance directives and end-of-life decision making.

October 2, 2015 · Video


Language expert Mekonnen Gebretsadik and Benji Perin discussing Tigrigna phrases.

Phrases of Courtesy in Nine Languages: A Tool for Medical Providers

Features videos of native speakers saying phrases of courtesy in nine languages. This tool is to help develop rapport in the interpreted health encounter.

August 8, 2013 · Article, Video


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Cambodian Terms for Hypertension May Cause Misunderstandings about the Disease

This article discusses the lay and medical terms used for hypertension in Khmer language and their influence on patients’ understanding of the disease.

February 26, 2013 · Article


Asian woman

Saving Face: Recognizing and Managing the Stigma of Mental Illness in Asian Americans

The overarching goal of the video is to demonstrate a culturally competent approach to addressing the stigma of mental illness in Asian-American patients.

January 26, 2011 · PDF, Video


Cambodian Perinatal Culture-Bound Syndromes: Providing Care to Cambodian Women with Toas

Information about postpartum period sor sai kchey, which alludes to a period of fragile health lasting from one to three months after childbirth during which many traditional postpartum practices are followed.

December 2, 2010 · Article



Ethnographic Study among Seattle Cambodians: Dizziness

A small ethnographic study on dizziness in Cambodians. This symptom is a common complaint among Cambodian patients.

August 18, 2009 · Article


red droplets - feverish

Ethnographic Study among Seattle Cambodians: Fever

A small ethnographic study on fever in Cambodians. This symptom is a common complaint among Cambodian patients.

August 18, 2009 · Article


Cambodian New Year celebration dance performers

Cambodian Annual Celebrations

Annual Khmer celebrations are listed in this community calendar resource. Many of these are holidays, but some are not.

August 6, 2009 · PDF


Cambodian man smiling on boat

Cambodian Tuberculosis Cultural Profile

Some cultural information about tuberculosis in Cambodian communities.

July 15, 2009 · Article


Cambodian Shop Around Program

Description of a pilot project to promote healthy eating and dietary management of diabetes in Seattle's Cambodian community.

February 1, 2009 · Article


Arms holding sitting Cambodian baby

Naming in Cambodian Culture

How naming is done in Cambodian culture and the implications for medical records.

October 6, 2008 · Article


khmer monks

Khmer New Year

Short article about Cambodian New Year traditions, taken from comments given at a New Year's celebration.

September 19, 2008 · Article


Traditional Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian Marriage

Information about marriage in Cambodian culture, including arranged marriage, gender roles, dowry and domestic violence issues

February 13, 2008 · Article


khmer kids waiting for noodles

General Etiquette in Cambodian Society

Information about traditional greetings, respect for elders and Monks.

February 7, 2008 · Article


Buddhist monk looking somberly down at a fountain

Death in Cambodian Buddhist Culture

Information about Cambodian Buddhist perspectives and funeral practices during times of death.

January 8, 2008 · Article


khmer girl learning to write

Khmer Language: Fonts and Romanization

There are a number of types of Khmer fonts being used locally and internationally, but only a few of them are commonly used. This article includes links to some of those fonts that are available for downloading.

January 1, 2008 · Article


Close up of plates of vegetables in Cambodia

Diabetes in Cambodian Americans

Information about how diabetes is understood and managed by participants in a diabetes education class at Harborview Medical Center.

February 1, 2006 · Article


Cambodian mothers with their children

Cambodian Postpartum Practices

Article about postpartum traditions in Cambodian culture.

September 1, 2004 · Article


2 Cambodian teen girls looking at a laptop

Informal Assessment: At-Risk Cambodian Youth in Seattle

State of Washington has the third largest Cambodian refugee population in the U.S. with most Cambodians living in Seattle/King County.

July 1, 2003 · Article


Nyum Bai

Nutrition and Fasting in Cambodian Culture

Information about traditional nutrition and commonly consumed foods in the Cambodian community in Seattle.

June 1, 2001 · Article


cambodian mother and daughters

Ethnographic Study among Seattle Cambodians: Wind Illness

A small ethnographic study on wind illness in Cambodians. This is a common complaint among Cambodian patients. This information includes identification of primary terms and definitions used in translation for wind illness, and concerns and health practices associated with the illness.

November 1, 1997 · Article


Photo of baby bottles

Delayed Bottle Weaning and Iron Deficiency in Southeast Asian Toddlers

This study was undertaken to determine if culturally influenced feeding practices are associated with iron deficiency in infants and toddlers from low-income families, including Southeast Asian families.

July 1, 1997 · Article


Sleeping infant

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.

August 1, 1996


Three school children in a classroom in Southeast Asia

Circular Burn Scarring on Asian and African Patients

A short clinical pearl about patterned circular scars on the skin of Asian and African patients.

August 1, 1996 · Article



Cambodian Asthma Cultural Profile

Information about Cambodian perspectives on Asthma.

February 1, 1995 · Article