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
Pages developed with nurses and interpreters to aid caregivers in communicating basic information to their patients.
October 5, 2016
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
Article addressing some of the unique cultural factors in the Eritrean and Ethiopian immigrant communities of Seattle that impact diabetes self-management.
June 1, 2010 · Article
This article discusses the use of traditional medicine by Ethiopian immigrant patients in conjunction with conventional medications. It describes herbs and spices commonly used in traditional medicine and potential interactions with conventional medications.
November 3, 2009
Information about Teff, a staple in the Ehiopian and Eritrean diet, and some of the nutritional benefits, and health implications.
September 14, 2009 · Article
Dietary and medical implications of fasting for followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
August 14, 2009 · Article
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.
August 14, 2009 · Article
A short clinical pearl about the use of henna as skin decoration.
August 7, 2009 · Article
Look more closely the next time that you examine the throat of a patient born in Africa. Is the uvula […]
September 1, 1996 · Article
Some traditional practices around pregnancy and infant care in Southeast Asian and East African groups in Seattle.
August 1, 1996
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- Eritrean Refugees from the Shimelba Refugee Camp
This backgrounder provides basic information about the Tigrinya and Kunama refugees from the Shimelba Refugee Camp. It looks at their recent history in Eritrea and Ethiopia and their cultural attributes and socio-economic characteristics.
- Health Care Providers' Handbook on Muslim Patients
An understanding of Islam is essential for all health providers caring for Muslims, to improve care and attendance of patients and to achieve better compliance with medications. This publication, made available by the Islamic Council of Queensland, deals briefly with those aspects of Islam which would affect treatment of social, psychological, welfare and medical problems of Muslims.
- Multicultural Health - A Guide for Health Professionals (Australia)
Community Profiles for Health Care Providers is a practical tool that assists health care providers to better understand the health beliefs, pre-migration experiences, communication preferences and other aspects of their clients' culture. The profiles provide information for health care providers on the communication styles, health in Australia, health beliefs and practices, social determinants of health and utilization of health services of 18 multicultural communities. Includes specific resources with focus on the pregnancy, birth and post-natal care practices of 11 communities.