Increasing Cultural Competency Among Medical Care Providers

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Abstract

This chapter describes a video-based approach to assisting physicians and other health workers to become culturally competent in prevention/intervention work with low-income African Americans. This approach is based on the successful Urban Cancer Project, a National Cancer Institute funded collaboration between social scientists, a comprehensive cancer center, and a video-production company (see, Marks et al., 2004).

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Acknowledgment

This study was funded in part by Grant Number 1R43CA130271 from the National Cancer Institute.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Urban StudiesCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Public Health Television, Inc.ClevelandUSA

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