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
“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
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
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
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
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
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- An Investigation into Suicides among Bhutanese Refugees in the US: 2009-2012
In October 2012, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) released a new report detailing an investigation into suicides that have occurred from 2009-2012 among Bhutanese resettled refugees in the U.S.
- Bhutanese Refugee Families - BRYCS
a cultural backgrounder focused on early childhood, created by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS) and the Office of Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness (NCCLR). The resource provides general cultural information, while recognizing that every family is unique and that cultural practices will vary by household and by generation.
- Bhutanese Refugee Health Profile - CDC
Provides key health and cultural information regarding Bhutanese refugees resettling in the United States, including priority health conditions; background; population movements; healthcare and diet in camps; medical screening of US-bound refugees; and disease burden for specific diseases.
- Bhutanese Refugee Story - From Nepal to Seattle's Rainier Valley on Vimeo
This video is the story of Khem Rizal and his family, Bhutanese refugees who after living in a UN camp in SE Nepal for 18 years, were recently resettled in Seattle's Rainier Valley. In this short piece, originally produced for the The Seattle Channel's program City Stream, the producer visited the bamboo hut where the Rizal's used to live, documenting the journey Bhutanese refugees make as they begin new lives here in the Pacific Northwest.
- Bhutanese Refugees / Refugee Populations / Learning About Refugees / COR Center - Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center
The Cultural Orientaton Center Resource Center has multiple resources including the history of the Bhutanese and environment in exile, resettlement background and information, characteristics of the population, and a 22- minute video of interviews with refugees from Bhutan talking about their refugee background.
- Bhutanese Refugees Mental and Physical Health Resources - HealTorture.org
HealTorture.org is the website of the National Capacity Building Project of The Center for Victims of Torture, and is a resource center for people who are interested in healing after torture. They have provided a list of resources about caring for Bhutanese refugees.
- Bhutanese Refugees
This website tells the story of the Bhutanese refugees and where they have resettled. It discusses how they became exiled, their lives in refugee camps, the challenges with resettling in new countries, and the ongoing situation for Lhotshampas in Bhutan.
- Country Conditions Report - Bhutan
This report from the Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services provides some historical timelines, brief description of common methods of torture, and synopses of current conditions and pertinent issues.
- Malnutrition and Micronutrient deficiencies Among Bhutanese Refugee Children
2007 CDC Report on acute and chronic malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies found in Bhutanese children in refugee camps in Nepal.
- Mental Health Risks and Resilience among Somali and Bhutanese Refugee Parents
October 2016 Report from the Migration Policy Institute looks at the factors that promote or undermine the mental health of young children with refugee parents.
- 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.