Cultural barriers to effective medical care among Hispanic-American patients.

P. Ruiz

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Abstract

In attempting to successfully diagnose and treat people from different cultural dimensions, medical practitioners must supplement theoretical concepts with knowledge about the patients' cultural heritage. In this chapter, the author discusses relevant cultural factors related to the medical management of Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexican Americans residing in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalAnnual review of medicine
Volume36
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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