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Special Topics: Communication, Health Literacy, and Language

Scope note: Included here is information about communication, health literacy, and language in multiple populations.

Materials at NMSU

Intercultural Communication: a reader. by Larry A. Samovar and Richard E. Porter.
Location: Zuhl Library
Call Number: HM258 .I52 1985
Health professionals can gain valuable insight about the role of communication in health care. Begin with the essay entitled, "Negotiating cultural understanding in health care communication." Continue by checking out the chapters on: the impact of Confucianism on interpersonal relationships; cultural patterns of Hindus in India; comparisons between American communication styles and those of Arabs, Japanese and Germans; Greek interpersonal communications; the Hmong; two chapters which specifically address African Americans; and another on discovering gay culture in America. Also noteworthy are the general essays on the role of silence, touch, and humor.


Interethnic Communication: current research. by E. Lamar Ross, editor.
Location: Zuhl Library
Call Number: GN2 .S9243 no.12
Stereotypes of Eskimos, communication differences between Hispanic and Anglo Americans, and three essays regarding African American communication patterns are included in this book.


Transcultural Communication in Health Care. by Joan Luckmann.
Location: Dona Ana Branch Library
Call Number: RA418.5.T73 .L83 2000
Divided into five units designed to instructed readers on communication concepts and assess a reader's transcultural communication skills. The skills and self assessment tests are this book's strength.


What language does your patient hurt in? : a practical guide to culturally competent patient care by Suzanne Salimbene.
Location: Zuhl Library - Reference
Call Number: RA418.5.T73 S355 2000
DiversityRx
Discover how language and culture affect health care delivery. Last visited: 4/2010.


Facts about Health Literacy
Six fact sheets from the Center for Health Care Strategies addressing the importance of a patient's ability to read, understand, and act on health care information. Available in PDF format. Last visited: 4/2010.


Understanding Cultural and Linguistic Barriers to Health Literacy
An article from 2009 "describing...interrelationships between health literacy, culture, and language ... [and]offering recommendations for promoting health literacy in the presence of cultural and language barriers...." Last visited: 4/2010.
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