Selected Books on Multicultural Aspects of Health Care
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Following is a list of selected books on multicultural health care topics. Many of the books on this list were purchased by a grant from the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries and were recommended by faculty members, graduate students, and students in the School of Pharmacy.
Professor's Copies - No call numbers assigned:
Albom, Mitch. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson; New York : Doubleday, c1997. (video on Morrie also available)
Alexander, H. B. The World's Rim: Great Mysteries of the North American Indians. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press; c1953.
American Indian Voices: A Regional Literary Symposium: September 26-28, 1991. Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters and the Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation; c1992.
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Humanities Commission; c1991.
Brislin, R., and Yoshida T. Intercultural Communication Training: An Introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 1994.
Doane, N. L. Indian Doctor Book. Charlotte, N.C.: Nancy Locke Doane; 1985.
Fadiman, Anne. Spirit catches you and you fall down. 1997.
Geissler, E. M. Pocket Guide to Cultural Assessment. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Year-Book; c1994.
Hilger, M. I. Chippewa Child Life and Its Cultural Background. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1992.
Johnston, B. Ojibway Ceremonies. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press; c1982. (2 copies).
Johnston, B. Ojibway Ceremonies. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press; c1976.
Kaptchuk, TJ. The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine. Chicago, IL: Congdon & Weed; 1983.
Kleinman, A., M.D. The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing and the Human Condition. Basic Books, Inc.; c1988.
Kreps, G. L. and Kunimoto, E. N. Effective Communication in Multicultural Health Care Settings. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; c1994.
Levy, RA. Ethnic & Racial Differences in Response to Medicines: Preserving Individualized Therapy in Managed Pharmacueitcal Programs. Reston, VA: National Pharmaceutical Council; n.d.
Levy, RA and Hawks, J. Cultural Diveristy and Pharmaceutical Care. Reston, VA: National Pharmaceutical Council; n.d.
Lurie, N. O. Wisconsin Indians. Madison, WI: State Historical Society of Wisconsin; 1987.
Mayo, G. W. Earthmaker's Tales: North American Indian Stories About Earth Happenings. New York, NY: Walker and Co.; c1989.
Mourning Dove. Coyote Stories. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1990.
Native Facets. Columbia University Cancer Prevention Curriculum; C1995.
Niethammer, C. Daughters of the Earth: The Lives and Legends of American Indian Women. New York, NY: Collier Books; c1977.
Spector, R. E. Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness. 3rd Ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall; c1991.
Trang, N. N. N. and Oanh, N. T. Khat Vong Song. (Will To Live). CARE International in Vietnam and Canada Fund (Vietnam); c1996.
Twofeathers M. Stone People Medicine. Phoenix, AZ: Wo-Pila Publishing; 1997.
BJ 1838 D773m 1996
Dresser N. Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society. New York, NY: J Wiley & Sons; 1996.
BL 65 M4 C277c 1998
Numbers RL, Amundsen DW, eds. Caring and Curing: Health and Medicine in the Western Religious Traditions. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1998.
BP 67 U6 H344a 2000
Hasam AG. American Muslims: The New Generation. New York, NY: Continuum; 2000.
BP 67 U6 S651i 1999
Smith JI. Islam in America. New York, NY: Columbia University Press; c1999.
DS 555.45 M5 H222t 1999
Hamilton-Merritt, J. Tragic Mountains: the Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press; 1999.
E 97.65 N4 F527p 1997
Garrod A, Larimore C, eds. First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press; 1997.
E 184 M5 G146b 1971
Galarza E. Barrio Boy. Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press; 1971.
E184 O6 A832a 2003
Zhan L, ed. Asian Americans: Vulnerable Populations, Model Interventions, and Clarifying Interventions. Boston: Jones and Bartlett; 2003.
E 184 O6 C552d 1999
Chow CS. Leaving Deep water: The Lives of Asian American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures. New York, NY: Plume; 1999.
E 184 O6 K81n 1998
Koltyk JA. New Pioneers in the Heartland: Hmong Life in Wisconsin. Boston: Allyn & Bacon; 1998. New Immigrant Series.
E 184 O6 W959y 2002
Wu FH. Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White. New York, NY: Basic; 2002.
GN 296 L892c 1997
Loustaunau MO, Sobo EJ. The Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicine. Westport, Conn: Bergin & Garvey; 1997.
GN 345.6 J33i 2001
Jandt, F. Intercultural Communication: an Introduction, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, c 2001.
GN 345.6 S886c 1994
Storti, C. Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press, c 1994.
GN 671 H3 P979n 2001 Vol. 1. and Vol. II.
Mary Kawena Pukui, E.W. Haertig, Catherine A. Lee. N¯an¯a i ke kumu (Look to the source). Honolulu : Hui Hanai, 2001, c1972.
GT 3202 H745p 2002
Holloway KFC. Passed On: African American Mourning Stories. Durham, NC: Duke University Press; 2002.
HM 131 F191s 2001
Falk G. Stigma: How We Treat Outsiders. New York, NY: Prometheus; 2001.
HM 1211 K49b 2001
Kim YY. Becoming Intercultural: An Integrative Theory of Communication and Cross-Cultural Adaptation. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage; 2001.
QT 260.5 T7 J89k 1997
Joyner-Kersee, J. A Kind of Grace: The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Female Athlete. New York: Warner Books, c 1997.
QV 21 B496c 2002
Berger BA. Communication Skills for Pharmacists: Building Relationships, Improving Patient Care. Washington, DC: American Pharmaceutical Association; 2002.
RM 138 R45 1994
Walker, S. ed, The Relevance of Ethnic Factors in the Clinical Evaluation of Medicines. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 1994.
W 21 L941t 2000
Luckmann J. Transcultural Communication in Health Care. Albany, NY: Delmar; c2000.
W 50 R147h 1987
Rahman F. Health and Medicine in the Islamic Tradition: Change and Identity. New York, NY: Crossroad; 1987.
W 50 R3827t Religious Traditions & Healthcare Decisions: Religious Beliefs and Their Application in Health Care: A Reference Guide. Chicago, Ill: Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics; c1995-2002.
W 62 E955i 2000
Whaley BB, ed. Explaining Illness: Research, Theory, and Strategies. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2000.
W 84 AA1 H355h 2003
Culhane-Pera K, Vawter D et al, eds. Healing by Heart: Cinical and Ethical Case Stories of Hmong Families and Western Providers. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press; 2003.
W 84 AA1 M11c 1999
Ma GX. The Culture of Health: Asian Communities in the United States. Westport, Conn: Bergin & Garvey; 1999.
W 84 AI3.2 C5 A15m 1993
Abraham, L. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: the Failure of Health Care in Urban America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, c 1993.
W 84.1 K21p 1992
Kavanagh, K. H. and Kennedy, P. H. Promoting cultural diversity. Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1992.
W 85 D631t 1996 c. 2
Doak C, Doak L, Root J. Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills. Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company; 1996.
W 85.5 C968i 2000
Braun KL, Pietsch JH, Blanchette PL, eds. Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications; 2000.
W 250 AA1 A221a 2001
Aday LA. At Risk in America: The Health and Health Care Needs of Vulnerable Populations in the United States. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass; 2001.
W 250 AA1 H632c 2003
Institute of Medicine. Hidden Costs, Value Lost: Uninsurance in America. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2003.
WA 30 C437i 2001
Evans T, Whitehead M, Diderichsen F, Bhuiya A, Wirth M, eds. Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2001.
WA 30 C9675c 1998
Lecca PJ, Quervalu I, Nunes JV, Gonzales HF. Cultural Competency in Health, Social, and Human Services: Directions for the Twenty-first Century. New York, NY: Garland; 1998.
WA 30 K47h 2000
Kiefer CW. Health Work with the Poor: A Practical Guide. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press; 2000.
WA 31 H478c 2000
Helman CG. Culture, Health and Illness. 4th ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann; 2000.
WA 300 C749c 1994
Zane NWS, Takeuchi DT, Young KNJ, eds. Confronting Critical Health Issues of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications; 1994.
WA 300 C951c 2003
Bigby J, ed. Cross-Cultural Medicine. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians; 2003.
WA 300 C968c 1999
Cultural Competence Compendium. Chicago, Ill: American Medical Association; 1999.
WA 300 H2362i 1998
Loue, Sana, ed. Handbook of immigrant health. New York : Plenum Press, c1998.
WA 300 H4343i 2001
Braithwaite RL, Taylor SE, eds. Health Issues in the Black Community. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Josey-Bass; 2001.
WA 300 H4344i 2001
Aguirre-Moline M, Molina CW, Zambrana RE, eds. Health Issues in the Latino Community. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey Bass; 2001.
WA 300 L347m 1995
Lassiter, S. Multicultural Clients: a professional handbook for health care providers and social workers. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
WA 300 P953c 2001
National Alliance for Hispanic Health. A Primer for Cultural Proficiency: Towards Quality Health Services for Hispanics. Washington, DC: Estrella Press; 2001.
WA 300 P965h 1999
Huff, R. M. Huff and Kline, M. V., eds. Promoting health in multicultural populations. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage Publications, c1999.
WA 300 Q1h 2000.
Quality Health Services for Hispanics: The Cultural Compency Component. Office of Minority Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2001.
WA 300 S165w 2000
Salimbene S. What Language Does Your Patient Hurt In?: A Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Patient Care. Amherst, Mass: Diversity Resources; 2000.
WA 300 S285s 1999
Scarce M. Smearing the Queer: Medical Bias in the Health Care of Gay Men. New York:Harrington Park Press; 1999.
WA 300 U515t 2003
Smedley BD, Stith AY, Nelson AR, eds. Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2003.
WA 305 E96c 1995
Vace, N. Experiencing and counseling multicultural and diverse populations. Muncie, IN : Accelerated Development, c1995.
WA 305 H2357m 1995
Ponterotto, et al. Handbook of multicultural counseling. London : SAGE, 2001.
WA 305 W926a 1997
Lee E, ed. Working with Asian Americans: A Guide for Clinicians. New York: Guilford Press; 1997.
WA 309 G892t 1999
Gruskin EP. Treating Lesbian and Bisexual Women: Challenges and Strategies for Health Professionals. Thousand Oaks, Calif: Sage; 1999.
WA 309 I33w 1999
Kramer EJ, Ivey SL, Ying Y, eds. Immigrant Women's Health: Problems and Solutions. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey Bass; c1999.
WA 590 I585s 2002
Institute of Medicine. Speaking of Health: Assessing Health Communication Strategies for Diverse Populations. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
WB 50 JC6 K1w 2000
Kaptchuk, T. The Web that has no Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine. New York; McGraw-Hill; 2000.
WB 310 R382v 1997.
Mondragon, Delfi. Religious Values of the Terminally Ill: A Handbook for Healthcare Professionals. University of Scranton Press, 1997.
WB 885 T974s 2001
Twofeathers, M. Stone People Medicine: A Native American Oracle. Novato, CA: New World Library, c 2001. (2 copies)
WC 160 J77b 1993
Jones JH. Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. New York, NY: Free Press; c1993. (2 copies)
WG 113 J78b 1993
Jones P. The Black Health Library Guide to Heart Disease and Hypertension. New York: Henry Holt; 1993.
WG 113 R324h 2002
Reed JW, Hudson HM II. High Blood Pressure: The Black Man and Woman’s Guide to Living with Hypertension. Roscoe, Ill: Hilton Publishing Company; 2002.
WL 340.2 C7338d 2002
Battle DE. Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations. 3rd ed. Boston: Butterworth Heinemann; 2002.
WL 360 M2229w 1996
Mairs N. Waist-High in the World: A Life among the Nondisabled. Boston, Mass: Beacon Press; c1996.
WL 385 S359h 1983
Schneider J, Conrad P. Having Epilepsy: The Exprience and Control of Illness. Philedelphia, PA: Temple Universtiy Press; 1983.
WM 55 A629c 2003
Lago C, Smith B, eds. Anti-discriminatory Counselling Practice. London: Sage Publications; 2003. Professional Skills for Counsellors.
WM 175 H814w 1999
Hornbacher M. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia. New York: HarperPerennial; 1999.
WM 203 N243b 1999
Nasar S. A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994. New York: Simon & Schuster; 1999.
WM 270 H4345p 2001. Health Promotion and Substance Abuse Prevention Among American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Issues in Cultural Competence. Cultural Competence Series 9. U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevension, 2001.
WS 105.5 S6 P483c 1987
Peters W. A Class Divided: Then and Now. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press; 1987.
WS 350.2 C223c 2000
Canino IA, Spurlock J. Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment. 2nd ed. New York: Guilford Press; 2000.
WT 100 A2634s 2002
Nelson TD, ed. Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice against Older Persons. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press; 2002.
WY 107 C277w 2003
St. Hill P, Lipson JG, Meleis AI. Caring for Women Cross-Culturally. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis; 2003.
WY 107 G146c 1997
Galanti GA. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures: Case Studies from American Hospitals. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 1997.
WZ 100 S654d 1999
Smith, L. La Doctora: the Journal of an American Doctor Practicing Medicine on the Amazon River. Duluth, MN: Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, c 1999.
AIDS and Behavior: An Integrated Approach. 1994
Judith D. Auerbach, Christina Wypijewska, and H. Keith H. Brodie, Editors; Committee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in AIDS Research, Institute of Medicine
AIDS: The Second Decade(1990)
Heather G. Miller, Charles F. Turner, and Lincoln E. Moses, Editors; Committee on AIDS Research and the Behavioral, Social, and Statistical Sciences, National Research Council
Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume II
Neil Smelser, William Julius Wilson, and Faith Mitchell, Editors; National Research Council
524 pages, 6 x 9, 2001.
America's Health Care Safety Net: Intact but Endangered (2000)
Marion Ein Lewin and Stuart Altman, Editors; Committee on the Changing Market, Managed Care, and the Future Viability of Safety Net Providers, Institute of Medicine. 2000.
Asian-Nation: The Landscape of Asian America - Health and Wellness Among Asian Americans. Web site developed and maintined by Professor Cuong Nguyen Le.
Children of Immigrants: Health, Adjustment, and Public Assistance Donald J. Hernandez, Editor; Committee on the Health and Adjustment of Immigrant Children and Families, National Research Council. 1999.
From Generation to Generation: The Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families. Donald J. Hernandez and Evan Charney, Editors; Committee on the Health and Adjustment of Immigrant Children and Families, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. 1998.
Health Inequality between Black and White Women. Yu-Whuei Hu and Barbara Wolfe
Immigrant Access to Health Benefits from the Access Project.
Impact of Welfare Reform on Wisconsin's Hmong Aid Recipients , Thomas Moore, Ph.D. and Vicky Selkowe, Institute for Wisconsin's Future, December 1999, (Posted 1/28/2000)
The Importance of Individualized Pharmaceutical Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus (National Pharmaceutical Council)
Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future (1999). Institute of Medicine.
National Academy Press
Losing Generations: Adolescents in High-Risk Settings
Panel on High-Risk Youth, National Research Council. 1995.
The New Americans: Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Effects of Immigration. Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. 1997.
A Primer for Cultural Proficiency: Towards Quality Health Services for Hispanics. National Alliance for Hispanic Health publication
Research Findings: Schizophrenia
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Understanding human behavior: a guide for health care providers / Mary Elizabeth Milliken. 6th ed. Albany : Delmar, c1998. NetLibrary - UW-Madison affiliates only
Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. Institute of Medicine. February, 2002
What a Difference an Interpreter Can Make: Health Care Experiences of Uninsured with Limited English Proficiency. The Access Project (a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
"This report, based on a survey of 4,161 uninsured respondents who received health care between May and August at 23 primarily safety net hospital in 16 cities, compares the perceptions and experiences of adults who needed and easily got an interpreter with those who needed and did not get an interpreter (or had difficulty getting one) and with other uninsured who did not need an interpreter."
Hispanic Demographic Information. The Access Project (a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
List of States that have had over a 100% growth in Hispanic population between 1990 and 2000 (includes Wisconsin).
Links to Web sites selected and compiled by Jacquelyn Coughlan.
"The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. "
Includes bibliographies on select ethnic groups, links to Web sites with Refugee/Immigrant Health Policies, Foreign Language Health Materials, Refugee/Immigrant Statistics, and Libraries with Ethnic Collections.
Questions or suggestions? Contact Rhonda Sager