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Welcome to the Erickson Library's Cross Cultural Health resource guide. You'll find tabs at the top that will lead you to additional information with print and online resources.

The Erickson Library is here you find credible and relaible information. Please feel free to call or email with any of your research questions!

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Handbook of Patients' Spiritual and Cultural Values for Health Care Professionals (HealthCare Chaplaincy, pdf format)
Includes chapters on Western and Eastern religions as well as Baha'i, Rastafarian, Santeria, Voodoo, and Wicca; also chapters on major American cultures, African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern/Northern African, East Indian, East Asian, and Euro-Asian cultures.

A Provider's Handbook on Culturally Competent Care: Women's Health (Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Office, pdf format)
Includes chapters on demographics, health beliefs and patterns of care, and lesbian health.



What is an OER?

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either a) in the public domain or b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone wiht free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activies (retain, reuse, revise, remix, redistribute).


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Keyword Search Tips

1. Break down your topic into smaller concepts and identify synonyms
2. Use and to combine keywords
3. Use or to expand your results
4. Use "quotation marks"  to search keywords as a phrase
5. Use an asterik* to search multiple endings


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