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Cross-Cultural Medicine - American Family Physician

Dec 1, 2005 - Cultural competency is an essential skill for family physicians because of increasing ethnic diversity among patient populations. Culture, the shared beliefs and attitudes of a group, shapes ideas of what constitutes illness and acceptable treatment. A cross-cultural interview should ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2267.html

Cultural Proficiency Guidelines

Oct 19, 2015 - Read about AAFP's policy on cultural proficiency.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cultural-guidelines.html

Cultural Proficiency

Jun 13, 2013 - Improve your cultural proficiency skills by watching brief video vignettes depicting physician-patient communication.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/cultural-proficiency.html

Cultural Humility Is Critical to Health Equity

Apr 18, 2019 - Ada Stewart, M.D., writes that cultural competence is not the endpoint that physicians should be striving for in the care of diverse populations. Cultural humility is important, too.

AAFP News : AAFP Leader Voices | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

https://www.aafp.org/news/blogs/leadervoices/entry/20190418lv-humility.html

Caring for Latino Patients - American Family Physician

Jan 1, 2013 - Latinos comprise nearly 16 percent of the U.S. population, and this proportion is anticipated to increase to 30 percent by 2050. Latinos are a diverse ethnic group that includes many different cultures, races, and nationalities. Barriers to care have resulted in striking disparities in ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0101/p48.html

Cultural Proficiency: The Importance of Cultural Proficiency in Providing Effective ...

Nov 4, 2014 - Read the AAFP's position paper on the principles for improving care to diverse populations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cultural-diverse-populations.html

Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals - Cochrane for Clinicians -...

Apr 15, 2015 - Low-quality evidence suggests that training health care professionals in patient-centered communication improves the engagement of patients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in their health care. Interventions that were primarily educational appeared to be ineffective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p523.html

Culturally Proficient, Health Care

May 4, 2018 - Read AAFP's policy on providing culturally proficient health care.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/culturally-proficient.html

The A to Z of Cross-Cultural Medicine -- FPM

Aug 1, 2005 - The article offers advice for improving one's competency in understanding cultural differences between patients and physicians.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2005/0700/p57.html

Cultural Competence -- FPM

Oct 1, 2000 - The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2000/1000/p58.html

Culturally Sensitive Interpretive Services - AAFP Legislative Stance

Aug 22, 2018 - Learn about AAFP's policy on culturally sensitive interpretive services.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/interpretive-services.html

Primary Care for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities - American Family Physician

Jul 15, 2017 - Since 1975, more than 3 million refugees have settled in the United States, fleeing unrest, conflict, and persecution. Refugees represent diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds. Despite this heterogeneity, there are commonalities in the refugee ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0715/p112.html

Evaluating Medical Decision-Making Capacity in Practice - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2018 - Medical decision-making capacity is the ability of a patient to understand the benefits and risks of, and the alternatives to, a proposed treatment or intervention (including no treatment). Capacity is the basis of informed consent. Patients have medical decision-making capacity if they...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p40.html

Cultural Diversity at the End of Life: Issues and Guidelines for Family Physicians - ...

Feb 1, 2005 - Ethnic minorities currently compose approximately one third of the population of the United States. The U.S. model of health care, which values autonomy in medical decision making, is not easily applied to members of some racial or ethnic groups. Cultural factors strongly influence ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p515.html

Resolution No. 402 (Colorado A) - Diversity Support -- 2016 Resolutions

Apr 17, 2017 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians establish an Office of Diversity that will serve as the official AAFP repository for policies and information related to discrimination, diversity, and cultural proficiency that will coordinate active promotion of ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2016/resolutions/colorado-a3.mem.html

AAFP Neurology CME Course in Orlando, FL -- CME

Aug 12, 2019 - Treat common mental health conditions that can span the lifetime and earn CME. Attend the AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health course November 4-7, 2020 in Orlando (Lake Buena Vista), FL.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-live/florida.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in Hilton Head Island, SC -- CME

Jul 25, 2019 - Learn the latest on chronic conditions at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in Hilton Head Island, SC, Sept 9-12, 2020.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/hilton-head-island.html

AAFP Chronic Diseases CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Jul 15, 2019 - Learn the latest on AFib, hypertension, stroke prevention, and more at the AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions live, evidence-based CME course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions-live/san-diego1.html

AAFP Neurology CME Course in San Diego (La Jolla), CA -- CME

Jun 17, 2019 - Treat common mental health conditions that can span the lifetime and earn CME. Attend the AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health course October 16-19 in San Diego.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-live/san-diego1.html

Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 15, 2015 - Diseases once confined to the third or developing world are now everyone's concern. Global has truly become local. Having some knowledge of and competencies in global health is not only relevant, but also essential, for every family physician.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0815/p254.html

Neurology and Behavioral Health Self-Study Package -- CME

Apr 3, 2019 - Stay current in your practice with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions while also earning CME.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/neurology-behavioral-health.html

Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Package -- CME

Mar 21, 2019 - Gain a wide-ranging overview of family medicine-specific content related to chronic conditions with this AAFP self-study CME package.

CME : CME by Topic

https://www.aafp.org/cme/cme-topic/all/chronic-conditions.html

Nursing Home Care: Part I. Principles and Pitfalls of Practice - American Family Physician

May 15, 2010 - Approximately 1.5 million Americans reside in nursing homes. A family physician often leads the interdisciplinary team that provides for the medical, functional, emotional, nutritional, social, and environmental needs of these patients. The treatment of nursing home residents is a ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0515/p1219.html

Specialty's Breadth Drew Resident Leader to Family Medicine

Jul 29, 2019 - Anna Askari, M.D., M.S.B.S., volunteered in free clinics for nine years as a college and medical student. The array of skills displayed by her family medicine mentors made her specialty choice an easy one.

AAFP News : Family Doc Focus

https://www.aafp.org/news/family-doc-focus/20190729fdf-askari.html

Building Capacity to Care for Refugees -- FPM

Aug 1, 2017 - So you want to incorporate refugee health into your practice. Now what?

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2017/0700/p21.html

Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse: Recognition and Management - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2008 - Substance abuse in adolescents is undertreated in the United States. Family physicians are well positioned to recognize substance use in their patients and to take steps to address the issue before use escalates. Comorbid mental disorders among adolescents with substance abuse include ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2008/0201/p331.html

Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves - ...

Dec 1, 2005 - ...Culturally Competent Family Medicine: Transforming Clinical Practice and Ourselves ROBERT C. LIKE, M.D., M.S., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey Am Fam Physician. 2005 Dec 1;72(11):2189-2190. Related...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/1201/p2189.html

New Study, Guidance Affirm Transgender Patients' Care Needs

Jul 24, 2019 - A recent study and updated clinical guidance remind physicians that treating transgender patients starts with providing solid primary care services along with nonjudgmental communication.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190724lgbtcare.html

Study Tests Protocol to Expand Use of Medical Translators

Jul 17, 2019 - Recent research identified benefits and drawbacks to a protocol in which medical assistants arranged for language translation during the rooming process -- before the clinician ever entered the room.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190717translationstudy.html

AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Online Package – 3rd Edition

Strengthen your care for chronic conditions with the very latest in evidence-based information on one of the greatest public health issues. All your self-study materials in a small, convenient video package. Includes online access to presentations and downloadable syllabus.

Member Price $695.00

Nonmember Price $875.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/shop/self-study/aafp-care-of-chronic-conditions-self-study-online-package-3rd-edition

AAFP Care of Chronic Conditions Self-Study Online Premium Package - 3rd Edition

Best Value! Strengthen your care for chronic conditions with the very latest in evidence-based information on one of the greatest public health issues. All your self-study materials in a small, convenient video package. Includes online access, flash drive, color syllabus, and audio CDs ...

Member Price $795.00

Nonmember Price $995.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/shop/self-study/aafp-care-of-chronic-conditions-self-study-online-premium-package-3rd-edition

AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician Self-Study Online Premium...

Best Value! Stay current in your practice with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions. All your self-study materials in a small, convenient video package. Includes online access, flash drive, color syllabus, and audio CDs of all ...

Member Price $695.00

Nonmember Price $875.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/shop/self-study/aafp-neurology-and-behavioral-health-for-the-family-physician-self-study-online-premium-package-1st-edition

AAFP Neurology and Behavioral Health for the Family Physician Self-Study Online Package...

Stay current in your practice with up-to-date strategies for your patients with neurological and behavioral health conditions. All your self-study materials in a small, convenient video package. Includes online access to presentations and downloadable syllabus.

Member Price $595.00

Nonmember Price $775.00

Catalog

https://nf.aafp.org/shop/self-study/aafp-neurology-and-behavioral-health-for-the-family-physician-self-study-online-package-1st-edition

Late Presentation to Prenatal Care - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Sep 1, 2015 - Pregnancy carries concrete and immediate risks that need to be addressed and managed in a timely fashion. Patients who initiate prenatal care late in pregnancy tend to present with a challenging variety of concerns, encompassing the full range of their medical, psychosocial, and ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0901/p391.html

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper)

May 17, 2017 - Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-support.html

How FMIGs Can Collaborate with Other Campus Groups -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Jan 9, 2018 - Learn about how to collaborate with other student groups to promote interest in family medicine.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/collaboration.html

FMIG Lecture and Discussion Ideas -- Family Medicine Interest Groups

Sep 15, 2016 - Find lecture and discussion ideas from previous FMIG Program of Excellence Award winners.

Med School and Residency : Family Medicine Interest Groups

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/fmig/lead/programming/poe-ideas/lectures.html

Influence of Resident and Student Congresses

May 9, 2016 -

Events : National Conference of Family Medicine Residents and Students

https://www.aafp.org/events/national-conference/congresses/resolutions/influence.html

A New Approach to New Physician Orientation: Six Key Components -- FPM

Aug 1, 2019 - In an era of patient-centered medical homes and value-based care, the old approach to physician orientation just doesn’t cut it.

Family Practice Management : Articles

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2019/0700/p24.html

Primary Care for Children with Autism - American Family Physician

Feb 15, 2010 - The earliest sign of autism in children is the delayed attainment of social skill milestones, including joint attention, social orienting, and pretend play. Language impairment is a common, but less specific, sign of autism. Repetitive behaviors and restricted interests may not be noted...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p453.html

Social Determinants of Health Policy

May 2, 2016 - Read the AAFP's policy statement on the social determinants of health policy.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/social-determinants.html

Polaris Programs in Global Health

Oct 20, 2014 - Learn about Polaris, a World Organization of Family Doctors' (Wonca's) movement aiming to augment medical training with fun, global health experiences.

Patient Care : Global Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/global-health/education/polaris.html

Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education 2014 Winners -- Student, Resident ...

Sep 15, 2014 - These residents were selected as the winners of the 2014 Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

About AAFP : Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships

https://www.aafp.org/about/awards-scholarships/student/gme/2014-winners.mem.html

Resolution No. 408 (Illinois A) - Stigma and Bias Experienced by People with Obesity --...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) ) support local, state and national policies that prohibit weight discrimination, and make available to its members educational materials to reduce the experience of weight stigma and bias for patients, including...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/illinois-a.mem.html

cultural-consciousness.pdf

...Practicing Cross- Cultural Medicine We know that cross-cultural prac- tice involves, self-evidently, issues of culture and recognizes that peo- ple experience the world from differ- ent perspectives.1 Its foundational premises are these: first, we all see, think, and act in ways...

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/global_health/cultural-consciousness.pdf

iGeriatrics -- FPM

Oct 1, 2013 - The iGeriatrics app provides clinicians with mobile access to several clinical tools useful in the care of older adults.

Family Practice Management : SPPACES: App Reviews

https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2013/0900/p34.html

Minority Medical Student Resources -- Medical School

Jun 11, 2013 - Access resources especially for minority medical students.

Med School and Residency : Begin Your Medical Education

https://www.aafp.org/medical-school-residency/medical-school/minority.html

April is National Minority Health Month

Apr 1, 2016 - As family physicians and leaders in your communities, you are uniquely positioned to engage patients and populations about the stress of being a victim of racism and discrimination.

Patient Care : Social Determinants of Health

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/social-determinants-of-health/cultural-proficiency/minority-health.html

Expectations of Family Medicine Residency Graduates

Jul 25, 2016 - Learn about AAFP's policy on expectations of family medicine residency graduates.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/expectations.html

Resolution No. 509 (Arizona A) - Oppose Legislation of Physician-Patient Decision ...

Aug 5, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) specifically support the medical appropriateness of gender affirmation care for transgender children and adolescents, and that the American Academy of Family Physicians oppose legislation limiting medical ...

About AAFP : Organizational Leadership

https://www.aafp.org/about/governance/congress-delegates/2019/resolutions2/arizona-a.mem.html

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