22 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Promoting Inclusion in LGBT Health

The Missouri Health Equity Collaborative, Center for Health Policy and the  University of Missouri School of Medicine are pleased to organize the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)  health educational session on Friday, April 25, 2014. Promoting Inclusion in LGBT Health “Are You Married?” 3 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 Bryant Auditorium, M105 […]

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29 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Talk it Out with your Doc (LGBT Health Literacy)

Want to know how to better interact with your doctors, nurses, and their office staff? Unsure of how to determine if your doctor’s office is a safe and accepting space? Wondering how to find a provider who is LGBT friendly? We’ll be providing information and real world examples of how to find a doctor you’re […]

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03 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

RESCHEDULED!!! ‘Talk it Out with your Doc’ rescheduled for January 18, 2014

Due to severe weather and icy road conditions we are canceling tomorrow’s Talk it OUT with your Doc meeting. We apologize for this change, but it’s a decision we had to make to keep everyone safe — and healthy. Don’t worry though. We’re moving the date to Saturday, January 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. […]

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29 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review

Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes, Update Full Title: Health Literacy Interventions and Outcomes: An Updated Systematic Review March 2011 View or download Report Structured Abstract Objectives: To update a 2004 systematic review of health care service use and health outcomes related to differences in health literacy level and interventions designed to improve these outcomes for […]

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19 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Hospital Accreditation Requirements to Advance Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

The Joint Commission released in 2010 the Hospital Accreditation Requirements to Advance Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care.  You can find more information about the new standards at the new standards at the following links: 1.  New & Revised Standards & EPs for Patient-Centered Communication 2.  Patient-Centered Communication Standards and Advancing Effective Communication, […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Increased cancer screening behavior in women of color by culturally sensitive video exposure

Increased cancer screening behavior in women of color by culturally sensitive video exposure

BACKGROUND: Electronic media have demonstrated efficacy in increasing knowledge and promoting health-protective behavior among individuals at high risk for chronic disease. In “Stimulating Cancer Screening among Women of Color through Video” (A. K. Yancey and L. Walden, 1994, J Cancer Educ 9:46-52) the development of a cost-effective documentary format for culturally sensitive health education videos […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Culture, ethnicity, race: what’s the difference?

Culture, ethnicity, race: what’s the difference?

Culture can be seen as a dynamic, ever-changing process. When caring for children and families from diverse backgrounds nurses need to be able to accomodate differences willingly and competently. Do not be afraid to ask–you cannot know everything about someone else’s culture. Every unit/team should have contact details of advocates, translators, and local leaders whose […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Intercultural communication in general practice

Intercultural communication in general practice

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the causes of problems in communication between health care professionals and ethnic-minority patients. Not only language difficulties, but also cultural differences may result in these problems. This study explores the influence of communication and patient beliefs about health (care) and disease on understanding and compliance of native-born and ethnic-minority patients. […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on The influence of patient sociodemographic characteristics on patient satisfaction

The influence of patient sociodemographic characteristics on patient satisfaction

The patient satisfaction responses of active duty Army patients in military facilities were analyzed to determine (1) if patients differ along sociodemographic characteristics, (2) the predictors of satisfaction, and (3) the sociodemographic characteristics that moderate patients’ satisfaction. Regression results suggest that access, communication, outcomes, and quality predict 42% of the variation in patients’ satisfaction scores. […]

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04 May 2010 ~ Comments Off on Cardiac rehabilitation: the needs of South Asian cardiac patients

Cardiac rehabilitation: the needs of South Asian cardiac patients

There is an indication that South Asian people in the UK experience greater delays than white British populations in obtaining appropriate treatment and intervention despite experiencing higher levels of coronary heart disease (Chaturvedi et al, 1997). Evidence suggests that access to and uptake of UK cardiac rehabilitation services is disproportionately low in South Asian populations […]

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