The challenge of culturally competent health care: applications for asthma.

@article{George2001TheCO,
  title={The challenge of culturally competent health care: applications for asthma.},
  author={M. Patricia George},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2001},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={392-400}
}
To better serve the increasingly diverse ethnic and racial communities in the United States, health care professionals must develop a knowledge base of cultural health practices. In asthma, a common disease, ethnic minority populations experience poorer outcomes when compared with whites. It is, therefore, imperative that providers have an improved understanding of how patients make decisions concerning their health. Cultural health practices, in concert with conventional treatments, often form… CONTINUE READING

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