Cultural Differences Among Health Professionals: A Case Illustration
Perkins, Henry S.
Supik, Josie D.
Hazuda, Helen P.
Journal of Clinical Ethics. 1998 Summer; 9(2): 108-117.
This study illustrates that cultural differences arise among similarly trained health professionals. Health professionals must learn to communicate sensitively with colleagues from other cultures, to respect their values, and to recognize and resolve cultural differences that affect patient care. In this shrinking, multicultural world, health professionals cannot afford the comfortable illusion that all similarly trained practitioners share the same values about the care of patients and professional conduct.
Autonomy; Case Studies; Cesarean Section; Comparative Studies; Counseling; Critically Ill; Cultural Pluralism; Consent; Decision Making; Family Relationship; Females; Health; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Informed Consent; International Aspects; Life; Mediation; Non-Western World; Paternalism; Patient Care; Patients; Pregnant Women; Qualitative Research; Research; Spousal Consent; Sterilization; Survey; Treatment Refusal; Value of Life; Values; Voluntary Sterilization; Western World;
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