Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals

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Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals provides the necessary tools to meet the ever-growing need for culturally competent practitioners and trainees. Twenty-five self-study cases cover a variety of medical topics, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurology, oncology, hematology, immunology, and pediatric disorders. Actual scenarios that occurred in clinical settings help the user gain direct insight into the realities of practice today. Cultural factors covered within the cases include cultural diversity plus gender, language, folk beliefs, socioeconomic status, religion, and sexual orientation.

This book is an approved CME-certifying activity to meet physicians’ cultural competency state requirements.

Get 25 pre-approved self-study American Dietetic Association credits at no additional charge when you purchase the book.  Email hark@lisahark.com for further instructions.

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Horace DeLisser, MD: After receiving his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, he remained at the University to complete his internal medicine residency and pulmonary medicine fellowship, as well as post-doctoral research training. He is currently a pulmonary and critical care specialist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. Scientifically, Dr. DeLisser has a program of independently funded research that is focused on the cells that line blood vessels (endothelial cells) and their activity during inflammation and the formation of new vessels. Dr. DeLisser has been also been very active in medical education with a particular interest in cultural competency. He is a course director of the first year medical student course, “Culture and Communication” and is the Co- investigator for the NIH, NHLBI funded grant “Cultural Competence Health Disparities Training Program”. He precepts and teaches in several of the medical school’s courses on humanism and professional. Additionally, Dr. DeLisser helped to develop the course, Spirituality in Medicine. In recognition of his contributions to medical education, he earned the Leonard Berwick Memorial Teaching Award, a First Year Medical School, Class, Outstanding Teacher Award, a Penn Pearls Teaching Award and the 2005 Robert L. Mayock – Alfred P. Fishman Teaching Award.

Lisa Hark, PhD, RD is a renowned family nutrition expert with over 20 years of experience in nutrition counseling and promoting the benefits of healthy eating in children and adults. As Director of the Nutrition Education and Prevention Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia for the past 18 years, she is a leading nutrition educator of medical students and doctors. She is currently Project Director for the Cultural Competence Health Disparities Training Program”, a five-year grant funded by the NIH, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Recently, she was the host for season one of the new television series "Honey, We're Killing the Kids", which airs on TLC. Dr. Hark is the editor-in-chief of numerous books including Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach (Blackwell Publishing), which is now in its 3rd edition and used in many medical schools, physician assistant, nursing and dietetic programs in the US and around the world. In 2004, she edited Cardiovascular Nutrition: Disease Management and Prevention (American Dietetic Association). In 2005 and 2006 she co-authored Nutrition For Life and The Whole Grain Miracle Diet (DK Publishing). Her current book, The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care, (Blackwell Publishing), will be released in 2007 and is aimed at primary care clinicians, nurses, physician assistants, and nutritionists.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Sep 7, 2011
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781444360097
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Language
English
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Medical / General
Medical / Internal Medicine
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Lisa Hark
Medical Nutrition and Disease: A Case-Based Approach is an ideal way for medical students, physician assistant students, dietetic students, dietetic interns, and medical residents to advance their nutrition knowledge and skills. Dietitians in clinical practice and dietetic educators will also benefit from the updated nutrition concepts and case-based approach.

The 5th edition of this best-selling text has been fully updated and includes 13 chapters and 29 cases, with 6 brand new cases. The text is a practical guide to the role that nutrition plays in disease prevention, treatment, and management and also provides 48 self-study continuing education credits (C.E.) for dietitians.

Medical Nutrition and Disease:
• Features learning objectives and current references in every chapter and case
• Teaches you how to diagnose and manage nutritional problems, integrate nutrition into clinical practice, and answer your patients’ most common questions
• Includes nutritional advice for children, teenagers, pregnant women, and older adults
• Includes contributions from nationally recognized nutritionists and physicians who teach nutrition in medical schools, and undergraduate and dietetic programs

Registered dietitians can earn 48 C.E. credits from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by successfully completing the updated multiple-choice questions included in the book. Everything has been pre-approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and there are no additional fees.
Darwin Deen
The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care

Edited by
Darwin Deen, MD, MS
Lisa Hark, PhD, RD

Clinicians and patients agree that primary care office visits should include routine nutrition assessment and counseling. But how do you fit it into an already crowded consultation? And what is the most up-to-date advice?

With The Complete Guide to Nutrition in Primary Care, Drs. Deen and Hark provide the necessary tools. This comprehensive overview of nutrition answers your questions on:

• Nutrition as Preventive Medicine
• Nutrition through the Lifecycle
• Improving Health by Changing Diet and Lifestyle Behaviors
• Vitamins, Minerals, Dietary Supplements, and the Alternative
• Successful Changes to the Environment

This timely paperback contains everything the primary care clinician needs to counsel patients on diet and lifestyle issues. Keep it close at hand for the frequent consultation it is sure to receive.

Dr. Darwin Deen is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on nutrition. Currently Professor of Clinical, Family and Social Medicine and Director of Medical Student Education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he has trained a generation of physicians on the connection between nutrition and health. He has played a leading role in revising medical school curricula to incorporate nutrition training. An award-winning teacher and noted author, he serves as Chair of the Task Force on Medical Nutrition Education of the American College of Nutrition and co-chairs the Group on Nutrition of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. His years of experience as a family physician make him perfectly suited to advise clinicians on counseling their patients on diet and lifestyle.

Dr. Lisa Hark is a renowned family nutrition expert, with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition counseling and promoting the benefits of healthy eating in children and adults. As Director of the Nutrition Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, she developed a model medical school curriculum and textbook, Medical Nutrition and Disease, which has become one of the most widely used texts in nutrition education. She was given the Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education award from the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Hark was also the host of the TV show, “Honey, We’re Killing the Kids,” which airs on TLC, and is a widely sought after speaker who communicates nutrition concepts effectively to health professionals, patients, and the media.

www.blackwellmedicine.com

Lisa Hark
The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition is a comprehensive clinical resource for nurse practitioners working in a variety of clinical care settings. Emphasizing practical nutrition information, this accessible guide provides guidance on incorporating nutrition history questions and counselling techniques into routine care across all clinical settings.

The book begins by discussing fundamental concepts in nutrition assessment, giving readers a solid framework from which to approach subsequent chapters. Section Two focuses on nutrition from a lifespan perspective, organizing information by the issues most pertinent to patients at different stages of life. Section Three presents nutrition counselling across clinical care settings ranging from cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, and gastroenterology to caring for the obese patient.

Each chapter includes essential information distilled in quick-access tabular format and clinical scenarios that apply key concepts discussed to real-world examples. Ideal for both in-training and qualified advanced practice nurses, The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition is an essential tool for assessing, managing, and treating nutrition-related conditions, as well as promoting nutritional health for all patients.

This activity has been approved for 35 nursing continuing education contact hours through the Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work Department of Nursing Provider Unit, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, itself an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For e-book users: CNE materials are available for download after purchase.

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