TB & Cultural Competency

Cultural Competency and Tuberculosis Care: A Guide for Self-Study and Self-Assessment

 

This print resource was developed for the public health workforce and other healthcare providers. It is intended as a tool to begin to explore the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for cultural competency in general, with a focus on TB control activities. The guide utilizes a culture general perspective and includes a self-assessment tool, teaching cases and links to other cultural competency resources.

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TB & Cultural Competency Newsletters
Issue #18 "Understanding Cultural Differences " Fall 2014

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Contents:

  • Cultural Barriers to the Management of TB
  • Advocacy and Translation
  • Sensitivities and Ramadan
  • Heterogeneity within homogeneity
  • Pluralistic Health Beliefs
  • Visit to Bangladesh
  • Cultural and Health Education
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Issue #17 "Working Through Communication Challenges " Spring 2013

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Contents:

  • Communication Challenges
  • Physical versus Psychological TB
  • Using Open-Ended Questions
  • Commuincation Styes
  • Cultural Issues
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Issue #16 "Assessing Ourselves " Winter 2013

 

Contents:

  • Assessing Ourselves
  • The Contact Investigation: From the Individual to the Community
  • Organizational Cultural Competence
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Issue #15 "From Isolation to Vocation" Summer 2012

 

Contents:

  • From Isolation to Vocation
  • Photovoice: A Medium for Global and Community-Based Advocacy
  • Advocacy Benefits People Living with TB
  • Advocacy Benefits TB Programs
  • What's In A Name?
  • Power of Social Support
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Issue #14 "Finding My Voice" Spring 2012

Designing a Drug O Gram

 

Contents:

  • Finding My Voice
  • Extrapulmonary TB
  • Confronting Stigma
  • Advocacy in the Global Struggle against TB
  • Resources for Advocacy
  • Works Cited
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Issue #13 "No Woman Is An Island" December 2011

Diagnosis and Treatment of LTBI Pocket Card

 

Contents:

  • No Woman Is An Island
  • Stigma and TB
  • Spiritual Life and Healing in Haitian Communities
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Issue #12 "Complex Caring: The Challenge of TB-HIV Co-Infection" December 2010

Facility TB Profile

 

Contents:

  • Complex Caring: The Challenge of TB-HIV Co-Infection
  • Self-Awareness
  • Psychosocial Aspects of HIV Diagnosis
  • TB/HIV Co-Infection
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Issue #11 "A Family Affair" June 2010

Guidelines for the Diagnosis of LTBI for the 21st Century

 

Highlights:

  • A Family Affair
  • Diabetes and TB Elimination in Native Americans
  • American Indian and Alaskan Native (AI/AN) Population at a Glance
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Issue #10 "Engaging the Patient" December 2009

 

Highlights:

  • Case Study - Engaging the Patient
  • Supporting Article: Active Listening
  • Supporting Article: Alcohol and Native American Communities
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Issue #9 "My Interpretation" Winter 2009

Identifying Missed Opportunities for Preventing TB

 

Highlights:

  • My Interpretation
  • The Case Against Using Family, Friends, and Minors as Interpreters in Health and Mental Health Care Settings
  • 10 Tips for Providers When Working with An Untrained Interpreter
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Issue #8 "Working with Migrant Farm Workers" Fall 2008

LTBI Card: Patient's TB Testing and Treatment Record

 

Highlights:

  • Working with Migrant Farm Workers
  • A History of Mistrust: Immigrants and "LA MIGRA"
  • Isolation of Individuals With Infectious Disease
  • Migrant Farm Workers and TB
  • Agricultural Workers in the US at a Glance
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Issue #7 "Reaching Out to Burmese Refugees" Spring 2008

Management for LTBI in Children and Adolescents: A Guide for the Primary Care Provider

 

Highlights:

  • Reaching Out To Burmese Refugees
  • Traditional Medicine
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Issue #6 "A Patient Centered Approach" June 2007

 

Highlights:

  • A Patient-Centered Approach
  • Patient-Centeredness and Cultural Competency
  • Mental Illness Among Asian-Americans
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Issue #5 "SPECIAL ISSUE: TB and the Subculture of Methamphetamine Users" Winter 2007

 

Highlights:

  • TB and the Subculture of Methamphetamine Users
  • Methamphetamine's Effects on the User
  • Working with Partner Organizations is Worthwhile
  • Ways To Use Incentives Effectively
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Issue #4 "We are going to go through this together" June 2006

 

Highlights:

  • "We Are Going To Go Throught This Together"
  • Assess and Respond to Cultural Factors in TB Care
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Issue #3 "Brother to Brother" December 2005

 

Highlights:

  • Brother to Brother
  • Community-Based Organizations Serving African Immigrants
  • Cultural Profile: Sub-Saharan Africans
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Issue #2 "Dose by Dose" December 2004

 

Highlights:

  • Dose by Dose
  • Excerpts from: Health needs of asylum seekers and refugees
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Issue #1 "Striving Towards Cultural Competence: An Outreach Perspective" June 2004

 

Highlights:

  • Striving Towards Cultural Competence: An Outreach Perspective
  • Six steps you can take toward cultural competence
  • Communicating Across Cultures
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