EthnoMed was designed to be used in clinics in the few minutes before seeing a patient. This website actually provides an excellent multi-faceted service, a hub of well-rounded ethnic information for those who serve diverse communities. Links to, or full text of, multilingual patient education materials constitute one solid reason for visiting this website. There are also sections that present a wealth of useful and interesting knowledge about cultures– customs and mores, religion, health beliefs and practices– helpful to care providers who want to take a correct and culturally competent approach when relating to their immigrant and refugee patients.
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