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Caring for and Understanding Latinx Patients in Health Care Settings

Caring for and Understanding Latinx Patients in Health Care Settings

Laura Maria Pigozzi. Foreword by Teddie M. Potter

Quick Overview

This timely and instructive guide informs and improves healthcare professionals' cultural competency when working with Latino patients. Building knowledge and understanding of Latino culture and addressing sensitivities that need to be adhered to, it helps professionals support and care for their patients to the best of their ability.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 8.98in x 5.91in / 228mm x 150mm, 192pp
ISBN: 9781785928093
AU$37.99

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2020, ePUB
ISBN: 978-1-78450-850-0
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Description

This concise and instructive guide outlines the specific challenges faced by the Latinx population in US health care, including language barriers, unfamiliarity with the medical system, lack of insurance, access issues, monetary factors, and most importantly the fears surrounding undocumented immigrants.

It shows how health care professionals and chaplains can support and care for this population in a way that acknowledges and understands the distinct characteristics of Latinx culture. It offers advice on sensitives within this culture, such as health disparities, the importance of the family, and spirituality and religion in Latinx culture. This inclusive guide improves cultural competency among non-Latinx care staff and offers case studies and practical tips to input straight into practice.

Reviews

'Dr. Pigozzi offers insights for caregivers so they may consider with greater sensitivity and respect the cultural practices and beliefs of their Latino/a patients, especially those of Mexican ancestry. She provides observations, descriptions and explanations accompanied by examples from her original research and without resorting to oversimplifications or harmful stereotypes.'
- Suzanne Rivera, Vice President for Research & Technology Management and Associate Professor of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University

'This is a must read for health providers who take care of Latinx patients. Dr. Pigozzi's extensive research brings forth the complexity of taking care of Latinx individuals and provides a guide on how to best understand and communicate with Latinx patients and how to utilize religion, folk, and cultural beliefs in providing the best care possible. Great resource!'
- Dr. Ricardo Cruz, Primary Care Physician, Boston Medical Center

Authors

By (author): Laura Maria Pigozzi
Foreword by: Teddie M. Potter