Title

Cultural barriers to care: inverting the problem

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-2001

NLM Title Abbreviation

DIABETES SPECTRUM

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Diabetes Spectrum

Abstract

In working with diverse populations, health practitioners often view patients' culture as a barrier to care. Inverting this problem by viewing the barriers as arising from the culture of biomedicine provides greater direction for practice. Integral to the delivery of culturally appropriate diabetes care are practitioner competencies in specific areas of cultural knowledge, as well as specific skills in intercultural communication, tripartite cultural assessment, selecting among levels of intensity of cultural interventions (neutral, sensitive, innovative, or transformative), adapting patient education, and developing community partnerships.

Keywords

Diabetes Mellitus, Health Services Accessibility, Transcultural Care, Cultural Competence, Attitude of Health Personnel, Health Knowledge, Health Beliefs, Health Behavior, Diabetic Diet, Diabetes Education, Learning Styles, Cultural Sensitivity

Published Article/Book Citation

Diabetes Spectrum, 14:1 (2001) pp.13-22.

Recommended Citation

Diabetes Spectrum. 2001 Jan;14(1):13-22.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/17