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Valuing diversity: multi-cultural communication
A study of prejudice toward people who are different. Viewers learn how to decrease their discomfort in communicating with people from different cultures, social classes, age groups, or physical disabilities.
Worlds apart: a four-part series on cross-cultural healthcare
Follows patients and families facing critical medical decisions as they navigate their way through the health care system. Provides a look at a variety of patients' cultures and the culture of medicine. Raises an awareness about the role sociocultural barriers play in patient-provider communication and in the provision of healthcare services for culturally and ethnically diverse patients. Shows how cross-cultural conflicts arise and how they can affect health decisions and outcomes. Discusses language barriers, cultural and religious beliefs, racial and ethnic disparities in health care, and reasons for non-adherence to medications.
Unnatural causes: is inequality making us sick?
"Unnatural Causes sounds the alarm about the extent of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health-and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect ... It turns out there's much more to our health than bad habits, health care or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity." - Producer's website
Community voices: exploring cross-cultural care through cancer
Using the subject of cancer, this video explores ways that differences in culture, race, and ethnicity affect health and the delivery of health care services.
This film profiles the Family Health and Birth Center (FHBC) in Northeast D.C., which serves the area's primarily African American community and which is likewise staffed by African American health-care professionals. Lisa, a midwife, who offers expectant mothers the option of a peaceful and sensitive home-birth experience, and Joan, a breastfeeding peer counselor, who passes on to others her experience as a teenage mother, explain how and why they got involved in maternal health care and offer their views on the need for greater diversity in the field
A celebration of life: rising above breast cancer
This video examines this disturbing fact and the three crucial reasons that lead to this outcome: fear, lack of access to health care and racial and economic bias. It is also a celebration of the lives of African American women who have survived breast cancer and work to educate others about early detection and taking charge of their own breast health. This documentary spans the country and talks with women who met the challenge of breast cancer and took command of their health needs. They share their experiences and urge others to be resolute about consistent self-examination, annual mammograms and pursuing medical diagnosis and care when a problem is detected.