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Tony Rankin talks culture gap in medicine

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1medicine.jpgTony Rankin is the first black president-elect of the Orthopaedic academy.

About six years ago, the academy gathered information for a culturally competent care guidebook and accompanying DVD for doctors with chapters on African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, women and religions including Islam.

The academy compiled interviews with patients of different races and cultural backgrounds with doctors familiar with diverse patients and a plethora of research. For example, the guidebook encourages doctors with Native American patients to “ask if patients may seek a healer or medicine man.” It also recommends that doctors with Latino patients break the ice by asking them their country of origin.

 

Read more about addressing the culture gap in medicine

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Written by Symphony

February 15, 2008 at 7:42 am

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