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Today's healthcare professionals are seeing a growing number of patients with diverse cultural backgrounds, and understanding their particular needs is critical. The more you know about someone's healthcare beliefs or practices, the more your care and treatment plans can be designed for the best health outcomes possible: Those which take into account your patients’ world view.

CultureVision™ is the first comprehensive, user-friendly database that gives healthcare professionals access to culturally competent patient care. Nothing to install. Nothing to download.

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A recent study found that 15% of all U.S. healthcare workers were foreign born. Of those, nearly 40% were from Asia, and more than 70% were women. Some Russian immigrants may be particularly concerned about radiation exposure when getting x-rays. African American women tend to retain more sodium than Caucasian women, which results in lower rates of osteoporosis. Some Latina new mothers consider themselves to be in a cold state for six weeks after a birth, and may wish to consume only warm foods while recuperating. Some Asian immigrants may wish to avoid floors and room numbers with a number 4 in them. One in three U.S. residents self-identify as African American, American Indian/AN, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or multiracial. By 2050, this number will likely be one in two.
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CultureVision Advantage

CultureVision™ can assist your organization in meeting Joint Commission and Magnet requirements for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards.

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How Does CultureVision Work?

It's as simple as 1-2-3. Let's say a Chinese patient comes into labor and delivery. A nurse wants to know if there are any specific cultural traits or patterns that they should know about. What are the pertinent questions to ask? Any medications, or diseases that are particularly relevant to this group? The nurse simply logs onto the CultureVision website. Next, click on to the Chinese section and finally click “Labor, Birth and Aftercare.” Just that quickly you have the information you are looking for, and within minutes you are contributing to a better healthcare experience for the patient.

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The more you know about someone's healthcare beliefs or practices, the more your care and treatment plans can be designed for the best health outcomes possible: Those which take into account your patient's world view. Transcultural health care focuses on the cultural beliefs and lifestyles of diverse groups of people and on the use of this knowledge to provide culturally appropriate patient care.

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