The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected
books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
Online Databases (RHC Students
Text-only version for printing
Web Site Links
The SUNY Institute of
Technology library is the home for CulturedMed, "a Resource
Center of print materials, electronic databases, and this Web site
dealing with culturally-competent healthcare for refugees and
immigrants." The site contains bibliographies, refugee/immigrant
statistics, libraries with ethnic collections, resettlement
agencies, foreign language health materials, and links to other
culture and health Web sites.
A personal Web site from two registered nurses who work in the
field. In addition to their volunteer field work in the remote
villages of Latin America and Caribbean countries, they also provide
assistance and home health care to Hispanic and Haitian migrant
workers at home. The Web site features a good bibliography (click on
"References" on the left-hand menu) with links to reviews on Amazon.com for books on this topic. Several of the titles can be
found in our library.
The purpose of diversity Rx is to improve language and cultural
competence for health care professionals. This will improve
the quality of health care for minority, immigrant, and ethically
diverse communities. The site includes a database of cultural
competency models for health care professionals, and other
documentation to support cultural competence in health care.
This site includes standards for all health care professionals,
including nursing, and is sponsored by several health organizations.
The EthnoMed site, from the University of Washington's
Harborview Medical Center,
contains extensive, searchable information about cultural beliefs
and medical issues pertinent to the healthcare of
immigrants to the U.S., many of whom have fled war-torn
homelands. Cultures covered include Cambodian, Vietnamese, Tigrean, Somali, Oromo,
Amharic, Chinese, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Hispanic and others.
Explanations of diseases and diagnostic tests are provided in
This is the Web site of the Transcultural
Nursing Society. It provides information on the society and relevant
conferences, and is a gateway to the society's official journal, The
Journal of Transcultural Nursing (JTCN). This peer-reviewed
publication provides a forum for nurses, health care professionals
and persons from other disciplines to discuss issues related to the
advancement of knowledge in the area of culturally congruent health
care delivery. JTCN provides the mechanism for a dialogue by
encouraging contributions from international researchers,
practitioners, and theoreticians about the relationship between
culture and health care.
(Rio Hondo Students only) top
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Use subject terms 'Nursing and Culture' and 'Transcultural
Nursing' to find information in various medical sources.
Health Reference Center Academic
Use subject term 'Transcultural Medical Care' to find medical
articles in m any journals.
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
Pocket guide to cultural assessment (Mosby's pocket guide series)
Call number: Ref RT86.54.G45 1998
Transcultural health care : a culturally competent approach
Call number: Ref RA418.5.T73T73 2003
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
Transcultural medical care
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
(SUB(nursing) AND SUB(culture) )
(SUB(health) AND SUB(Hispanic Americans) )
(SUB(health) AND SUB(Asian Americans) )
(SUB(health) AND SUB(African Americans) )
(SUB(public health) AND SUB(minorities))
Researched and evaluated by:
D. Petticoffer, Librarian 9/2000
last update: D. Yashar, Librarian 11/2009