It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Cultural Competency in Healthcare
A collaborative project between the library and Office of Multicultural Affairs
The use of language and words describing people with disabilities has changed over time. It’s important that people are aware of the meaning behind the words they use when talking to, referring to, or working with the Disability Community. Disrespectful language can make people feel excluded and can be a barrier to full participation. This is a guide to using respectful words and language.
"Assuring Quality Health Care for Persons with Disabilities” is a series of videos designed to prepare health sciences students and practicing health care professionals to serve patients with a variety of disabilities. The primary goals of the videos are to raise awareness of assumptions that limit access to quality care for people with disabilities and to improve patient and family-centered care. "
"To provide clear and concise health education in American Sign Language to promote the overall wellness of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community." DeafHealth provides videos for patients on a variety of diseases, conditions as well as a common tests, and a database of deaf-friendly doctors.
Acad Psychiatry. 2013 Nov;37(6):385-91. doi: 10.1176/appi.ap.13040063.Mental illness among us: a new curriculum to reduce mental illness stigma among medical students. Aggarwal AK, Thompson M, Falik R, Shaw A, O'Sullivan P, Lowenstein DH.
Medical students have been shown to have high levels of psychological distress, including self-stigmatization and unwillingness to seek care. The authors hypothesized that a student-led curriculum involving personal mental illness experience, given during the first-year neuroscience course, and titled "Mental Illness Among Us (MIAU)," would reduce stigma of mental illness.