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


Chinese Mom and Baby Smiling

Postpartum Practices among Vietnamese and Chinese Patients

The goal of this handout is to increase awareness among practitioners serving Asian patients so that excellent care is delivered with sensitivity to patients’ values.

October 17, 2019 · 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


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


Chinese women in pink

Modesty, Sexuality, and Breast Health in Chinese-American Women

Provides insight into the attitudes and cultural and institutional barriers that must be overcome if Chinese women in America are to achieve optimal health.

August 17, 2009 · PDF


Post-partum Practices among Vietnamese and Chinese Patients

A 2 page brochure and related poster about the post-partum practice of a "sitting month" among Vietnamese and Chinese patients.

August 14, 2009 · PDF


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Chinese Language

Overview of the Chinese language, including scripts, dialects and applications for interpreters.

August 6, 2009 · Article


Chinese herbal store

Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Potential Risks and Drug Interactions

This article focuses on commonly used Chinese and Western botanicals and potential risks associated with their use. Four tables are included: Incompatible Combinations, Herbs with Teratogenic Effects, Herbs with Potential for Toxic Effects, and Herb-Drug Interactions.

September 1, 2004 · Article


Chinese Food

Chinese Food Cultural Profile

A general article about common foods and the role of food in Chinese culture.

November 1, 2000 · 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


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


close up of a typewriting with the word "bioethics" typed out on a sheet of white paper

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, September 1992.

September 1, 1992 · PDF