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Achieving Cultural Competency
A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals
edited by Lisa Hark

Achieving Cultural Competency provides the necessary tools to meet the ever-growing need for culturally competent practitioners and trainees.

Twenty-five self-study cases cover a variety of medical topics, including:

  • cardiovascular
  • pulmonary
  • neurology
  • oncology
  • hematology
  • immunology
  • pediatric disorders
Actual scenarios that occurred in clinical settings help the user gain direct insight into the realities of practice today. Cultural factors covered within the cases include cultural diversity plus gender, language, folk beliefs, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation.


  1. Ruth Franklin: A 40-year-old African American woman with heart failure
  2. Carl Jones: A 48-year-old homeless Caucasian man with chest pain and lung cancer
  3. Maria Morales: A 57-year-old Mexican woman with type 2 diabetes
  4. Maya Mohammed: A 15-year-old Arab American teenager with leukaemia
  5. Jon Le: A 48-year-old Korean man with cerebral hemorrhage
  6. Nadia Rosenberg: A 53-year-old Russian woman with drug-resistant tuberculosis
  7. Isabel Delgado: A 47-year-old Dominican woman with hypertension
  8. George Dennis: A 35-year-old African American man with AIDS
  9. Mary Jones: A 2-year-old Caucasian girl with delayed speech development
  10. Priya Krishnamurthy: A 73-year-old South Asian Indian woman with a stroke
  11. Carlos Cruz: A 34-year-old Mexican man with sleep apnea and metabolic syndrome
  12. Denise Smith: A 41-year-old Caucasian woman with asthma
  13. Mae Ling Chung: A 22-year-old Chinese woman in an arranged marriage
  14. Earl Collins: A 73-year-old African American man with lung cancer
  15. Irma Matos: A 66-year-old Ecuadorian woman with type 2 diabetes and hypertension
  16. Eileen Clark: An 82-year-old African American woman with a stroke
  17. Leslie O’Malley: A 66-year-old Irish American man with breast cancer
  18. Juana Caban: A 21-year-old Puerto Rican woman who is pregnant and HIV-positive
  19. Alice Gregory: A 71-year-old African American woman with aortic stenosis
  20. Sunil Guha: A 32-year-old South Asian Indian man with metabolic syndrome
  21. Pepper Hawthorne: A 19-year-old Caucasian woman with a stroke
  22. Alika Nkuutu: A 24-year-old African woman with sickle cell disease
  23. Miguel Cortez: A 9-year-old Mexican boy with asthma
  24. Naomi Fulton: A 49-year-old African American woman with metabolic syndrome

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Achieving Cultural Competency
A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals
edited by Lisa Hark

2009 • 278 pages • $65.95 + shipping
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