Noted cultural competency lecturer, Dr. Elisa Bell has penned a book that examines the problem of cultural competency in the heath profession. Through practical interviews and essays, Bell brings to light successful practices and pragmatic strategies that have worked for health professionals across the country. The book offers an historical perspective on a current problem in an attempt to enlighten health care providers and administrators. In Are You Culturally Competent, Dr. Bell addresses the prevailing problem of cultural competency with the eye of a trained physician investigating both culture and race and how they function within American society. This book is designed to bring awareness of cross-cultural issues in medicine. Medical professionals will be better equipped to identify and understand cultural differences and values, attitudes, and behaviors between groups of various cultures. The medical professional will learn how cultural affects a patient's perceptions and judgements about the world.
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About the Author
Elisa P. Bell MD is a distinguished Southern Illinois University School of Medicine alumnus. She completed an internship in Pediatrics at Loyola Medical Center, an Adult Residency in Psychiatry at Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, and a Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. She is board certified in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. She was the Chair of Mental Health for the Urban Health Initiative at the University of Chicago. She wrote the document on Mental Health for the Woodlawn Zone Project. Dr. Bell served on the CARC Board at the University of Chicago for ongoing research in the African American Community in Chicago.