Resources for Culturally Specific Care

Some states now require health care providers to develop their cultural competence to allow them to give the best possible care to patients from all backgrounds:

Newsday: States consider educating doctors on culturally specific care

Cornell University Press has published two books that address this issue through the use of ethnography:

Medicalizing Ethnicity: The Construction of Latino Identity in a Psychiatric Setting by Vilma Santiago-Irizarry


Ginseng and Aspirin: Health Care Alternatives for Aging Chinese in New York by Zibin Guo

Resources for Culturally Specific Care