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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taking Care of Disadvantaged Patients - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jan 15, 2017 - No single person can be responsible for the health of a population. However, there are a number of strategies for taking care of members of disadvantaged populations. These range from targeted compassion and interventions for the individual patient to broad advocacy for disadvantaged ...

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0115/p118.html

Can the Patient Decide? Evaluating Patient Capacity in Practice - American Family ...

Jul 15, 2001 - Physicians assess the decision-making capacity of their patients at every clinical encounter. Patients with an abrupt change in mental status, who refuse recommended treatment, who consent too hastily to treatment or who have a known risk factor for impaired decision-making should be ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0715/p299.html

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...Cross-Cultural Medicine GREGORY JUCKETT, M.D., M.P.H., West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia C ultural diversity is increasing worldwide as immigration, travel, and the global economy make national borders more permeable. Latinos of all...

American Family Physician

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

The Role of Literacy in Health and Health Care - Editorials - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2005 - ...As described in a report by the Institute of Medicine, health literacy also may require medical knowledge, navigational skills, cultural competency, and initiative. Thus defined, inadequate health literacy can affect patients beyond those with poor reading skills. There is no proven...

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0801/p387.html

Caring for Hispanic Patients

...a Spanish word because of unfamil- iarity with cultural or linguistic subtleties.4 Another barrier is inability to afford health insurance; nearly one-third of Latinos (30.7 percent) lack coverage.5 Yet another bar- rier stems from cultural mistrust coupled with a predisposition to...

American Family Physician

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

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertensions

April 15, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0415/p522.pdf

ACE Inhibitors vs. ARBs for Primary Hypertensions

April 15, 2015 Cochrane for Clinicians

American Family Physician

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

Addressing a Patient's Refusal of Care Based on Religious Beliefs - Curbside ...

Nov 1, 2007 - This dilemma is complex. In this scenario, the patient limited the efforts to help her because of religious beliefs, and attempts at persuasion were not successful.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2007/1101/p1393.html

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

...society is to learn how cultural factors influence patients’ responses to medical issues such as healing and suf- fering, as well as the physician-patient rela- tionship. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has published cultural proficiency guidelines2 and policy and...

American Family Physician

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

Using Medical Interpreters - Curbside Consultation - American Family Physician

Jun 1, 2004 - Many physicians are facing a similar dilemma because the Hispanic population is growing rapidly, and Spanish is the preferred language for many Hispanic people. The use of interpreters is a multifaceted issue.

American Family Physician : Curbside Consultation

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0601/p2720.html

p331.pdf

...Cultural and ethnic factors affect patterns of sub- stance misuse and recovery among adolescents. One cross-sectional study showed ethnic and gender sub- stance use patterns in adolescents.19 A controlled trial involving juvenile Hispanic offenders showed that cultural factors...

American Family Physician

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

"Global Health: It Matters Now More Than Ever

Date xx, xxxx Editorials

American Family Physician

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

Late Presentation to Prenatal Care

September 1, 2015 Curbside Consultation

American Family Physician

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

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