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Cultural Competency: Find More Info

Resources to help open your eyes to the customs, beliefs and values of the patients you treat.

Current Literature Searches

Searches of the current medical literature for review articles on: 

CINAHL searches

Searching in CINAHL?  Maybe some of these headings will help:

  • Acculturation
  • Community Health Nursing 
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cultural Safety
  • Cultural Values
  • Ethnic Groups (and also the specific ones: Amish, Arab, Asians, Black, Gypsies, Hispanics, Indigenous Peoples, Jews, Kurds, Whites)
  • Ethnological Research
  • Family Traditions Scale
  • Gangs
  • Geographic Locations ( Africa, Asia, Developed Countries, Developing Countries, Europe, United States, etc.)
  • GLBT Persons
  • Halfway Houses
  • Minority Groups
  • Named Groups (Caregivers, Disabled, Female, Male, Gangs, GLBT Persons, Heterosexuals, Homeless Persons, Hostages, Indigents, Medically Underserved, Medically Uninsured, Prisoners, Runaways, Role Models, Sexual Partners, Shift Workers, Survivors, etc.) 
  • Public Housing 
  • Race Factors 
  • Religions (Specify which one, if looking for one in particular)
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States Public Health Service

Medline or PubMed searches

Searching in Medline or PubMed? Try some of these:

  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Culture
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnic Groups (African Americans, Amish, Arabs, Asian Americans, Gypsies, Hispanic Americans, Inuits, Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses)
  • Geographic Locations (Americas, Africa, Cities, Europe, etc)
  • Named Groups (Child, Men, Women, Spouses, Caregivers, Crime Victims, Criminals, Veterans, Prisoners, etc)
  • Population Groups
  • Refugees
  • Sex Workers
  • Social Medicine 
  • Transgendered Persons
  • Transients and Migrants

Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts might also be helpful:

  • Acculturation
  • Cross Cultural Contact 
  • Cultural Activities
  • Cultural Anthropology 
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Cultural Bias
  • Cultural Change
  • Cultural Conflict
  • Cultural Evolution
  • Cultural Factors 
  • Cultural Groups (African Cultural Groups, Asian Cultural Groups, Australasian, Carribean, Central Asian, European, Jewish, Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, North American, Oceanic, Oriental, Pacific Island, Religious, Russian, Slavic, South American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Southern Africa, Soviet Union, 
  • Cultural Identity
  • Cultural Relativism
  • Cultural Values 
  • Gay
  • Immigrants & Undocumented Immigrants 
  • Multiculturalism 
  • Prisoners
  • Sociology of Culture 
  • Transnational Groups
  • Transnationalism

Psych Info searches

Possible headings for a Pych search include:

  • Cross Cultural Communication 
  • Cross Cultural Differences
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Cross Cultural Treatment 
  • Cultural Deprivation
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Cultural Test Bias 
  • Culture Bound Syndromes
  • Culture Change
  • Culture Shock
  • Diversity
  • Ethnic Identity
  • Ethnic Values
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Ethnography
  • Ethnolinguistics
  • Ethnology
  • Exogamus Marriage
  • Folk Medicine 
  • Hate Crimes 
  • Interethnic Family
  • Interfaith Marriage 
  • Majority Groups
  • Minority Groups
  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Multiculturalism
  • Racial and Ethnic Differences
  • Racial and Ethnic Groups (African Cultural Groups, Arabs, Asian, Blacks, Indigenous Populations, Latinos/Latinas, Romanies, Whites)
  • Race and Ethnic Discrimination 
  • Religious Beliefs, Religious Practices, Religious Prejudices (and more headings starting with religious)
  • Rites (non-religious)
  • Sociocultural Factors
  • Traditions 
  • Transcultural Psychiatry 
  • Transgenerational Patterns 
  • Tribes