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Medical Guide to Culture app hopes to help healthcare workers better understand their patients

by Tejas Ozarkar, imedicalapps.com

We live in a melting pot of cultures. One of the places that may be most obvious is the hospital. It’s incredibly important to understand, at least in brief, our patients’ cultures and backgrounds to ensure the therapy options we pursue are in line with their beliefs.

The developers of Medical Guide to Culture want to reduce the cultural barriesr that many times separates us from those who need our care by delivering medically relevant content about various cultures, beliefs and religious practices. The app is produced by Jeremy Morse, an OR nurse from Dallas, TX. The content of this app was found using hundreds of personal interviews.

via Medical Guide to Culture app hopes to help healthcare workers better understand their patients.

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2 comments on “Medical Guide to Culture app hopes to help healthcare workers better understand their patients

  1. Lutz, great app for our health staff to provide culturally appropriate and culturally safe services.

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This entry was posted on January 8, 2013 by in Apps, Health and tagged , , , , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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