Tag: "cultural" at medical news
Wolfowitz is the wrong choice for the World Bank
...post that requires acute political sensitivity and cultural
awareness. His is a nomination that the World Bank's executive board would do well to reject," he concludes....
Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain
...idence in different ethnic groups. In addition to cultural
and demographic influences, other factors likely to influence risk of infection are how people choose sexual partners, the background level of untreated STI in different communities and the speed and completeness of treatment. Dr Fenton comments: ""...
Hausman to give keynote address at 'Breastfeeding, Motherhood and Feminism' symposium
... sexed embodiment, feminist and gender theory, and cultural
studies of medicine. She is the author of many scholarly articles and the book Mother's Milk: Breastfeeding Controversies in American Culture (2003), which draws on medical studies, feminist scholarship, anthropological literature and Hausman's own e...
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ber of minority physicians and attempting to teach cultural
competence. Patients' Beliefs about Racism, Preferences for Physician Race, and Satisfaction with Care By Frederick M. Chen, M.D., M.P.H., et al Continuity of Care Associated with Improved Health Care Outcomes While the discipline of family medi...
Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
Researchers say social and cultural
factors play a significant role in patients' prostate cancer treatment decisions. A new study published in the May 1, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, ...
Understanding how vulnerabilities may keep women in abusive relationships
...ionship), the authors found common experiences and cultural
differences among the women. Five sub-categories ...ty that led to problematic, needy partners, and 5) cultural
factors. The first four categories were found in both Black and White women. Culturally, Black wom...
Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
...at Hispanics have adopted and adapted to many U.S. cultural
norms," said ASPS Past President James Wells, MD, a bi-lingual plastic surgeon. "Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic group in America and body image is increasingly important to them as they move up the socio-economic ladder." According to ASP...
Community-based care beats standard clinic in lowering heart
...Heart Association. "Attending to unique social and cultural
needs of the African-American community means making a major change in the way you deliver care. But in exchange, you can markedly reduce risk," said lead author Diane Becker, Sc.D., a health researcher in the division of general internal medicine a...
Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care
...s felt increasing physician awareness or improving cultural
competence of either the health provider or the institution would be useful in addressing disparities. "Many of the physicians see a patient's attitude and ability to understand and follow treatment advice as important factors in explaining dispariti...
Cardiovascular health disparities must be eradicated
...em. The report concluded that the system may lack cultural
sensitivity, may include communication barriers fo...surance and/or financial limitations. "Significant cultural
diversity exists in this country and cultural
awareness, more precisely termed cultural
Community care tops medical care at preventing heart disease in black Americans
...problem, but still missing are explanations of the cultural
and social factors underlying the inequities and what actions are necessary to achieve parity in health status. "The next step has to be a sincere dialogue with the black community as to what they need to resolve health inequities. More resources ar...
English-speaking Hispanic youth more likely to have sex early
...anguage differences might be indicative of broader cultural
differences, even within ethnic groups," the authors conclude. "Today, there is a lack of culturally sensitive sexuality education materials appropriate to the Spanish-speaking adolescents in the southwestern United States. Additional research on His...
Society of Hospital Medicine to launch new medical journal
...l, legal, environmental, economic, historical, and cultural
issues surrounding healthcare," said Dr. Wellikson. "Hospitalists are rapidly changing the way physicians care for hospitalized patients by encouraging working together in teams within the hospital setting," Dr. Wellikson continued. "That makes it i...
Yale opens Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) in India
...n with YRG Care in India, focuses on religious and cultural
factors related to HIV secondary prevention and mental health in India. The training will be used to design, implement and evaluate a pilot intervention for promoting HIV secondary prevention and mental health among serodiscordant couples (HIVpositiv...
Minorities who experience pain don't receive the same care as Caucasians
...rticular. The authors also note the importance of cultural
competency for health care providers. Additionally, Allen Lebovits, PhD, pain management specialist for 15 years and Co-Director of the New York University Pain Management Center contributes an editorial to this issue asking the question, "Are Some...
How the stories of ordinary people could give them more say over planning decisions
...ed at giving far greater insights into the social, cultural
and other factors which lie behind people's attitudes and reactions to technological risks to themselves and to their environment. It will also be possible to explore various local influences on people's understandings of technological risks, and tra...
Male circumcision reduces risk of HIV transmission from women to men
...e present study was also able to take into account cultural
characteristics that might be responsible for diff... risk of infection. But the researchers found that cultural
differences in sexual behavior did not matter: when groups of men were excluded from the analysis ba...
Authors warn of inaccuracies concerning use of race in health & social science research
...to Cooper, any discussion of race that ignores the cultural
meaning and context of race fails the test of good science. The Use of Race Variables in Genetic Studies of Complex Traits and the Goal of Reducing Health Disparities: A Transdisciplinary Perspective. Alexandra E. Shields, PhD (Georgetown University)...
Scents and emotions linked by learning, Brown study shows
...a genetic theory of odor and perception. Herz said cultural
studies of olfaction also back her results. Americans, for example, tend to like the smell of wintergreen, a common ingredient in candy and gum. Yet in Britain, where wintergreen is often used to make medicine, the odor is less pleasing. "We can see ...
Holidays, birthdays and postponement of cancer deaths
...significantly right before important religious and cultural
celebrations and then increased dramatically immediately afterwards. But Young points out those studies covered relatively small populations, and may reflect a general tendency for people to selectively remember positive events. He says wh...
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