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  1. Cross-cultural primary care : A patient-based approach.

    Article - En anglais

    In today's multicultural society, assuring quality health care for all persons requires that physicians understand how each patient's sociocultural background affects his or her health beliefs and behaviors.

    Cross-cultural curricula have been developed to address these issues but are not widely used in medical education.

    Many curricula take a categorical and potentially stereotypic approach to « cultural competence » that weds patients of certain cultures to a set of specific, unifying characteristics.

    In addition, curricula frequently overlook the importance of social factors on the cross-cultural encounter.

    This paper discusses a patient-based cross-cultural curriculum for residents and medical students that teaches a framework for analysis of the individual patient's social context and cultural health beliefs and behaviors.

    The curriculum consists of five thematic units taught in four 2-hour sessions.

    The goal is to help physicians avoid cultural generalizations while improving their ability to understand, communicate with, and care for patients from diverse backgrounds.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Interne(étudiant), Médecine, Malade, Enseignement universitaire, Homme, Curriculum, Niveau socioculturel

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Resident(student), Medicine, Patient, Higher education, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0285065

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.