Monthly Archives: November 2013

Teaching culture: Pregnancy and childbirth beliefs

Going back to a previous topic of discussion in this blog –teaching the intersection of Latino culture and medicine to healthcare professionals–, in this post I would like to present one that is often forgotten: pregnancy and childbirth beliefs. This … Continue reading

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New intensive Spanish for healthcare professionals course

Since this blog is dedicated to teaching Spanish to healthcare professionals, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know about a new intensive course offered by the Universidad de Oviedo in Asturias, Spain. For more information on … Continue reading

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Instructors need cultural awareness too

Lately in this blog, I have been discussing cultural values of Latino patients and the importance of cultural self-awareness on the part of the doctor. However, cultural beliefs and biases do not affect only the doctors and patients, but also … Continue reading

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Cultural Self-Awareness, Part 2

In the last post, I discussed cultural awareness on behalf of the medical professional as a necessary step to better understanding the Latino culture and the impact it can have on in-clinic communication and health beliefs. I also proposed that … Continue reading

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