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Optometrists' perspectives on cross-cultural encounters in clinical practice: a pilot study

Truong, Mandy and Fuscaldo, Giuliana (2012) Optometrists' perspectives on cross-cultural encounters in clinical practice: a pilot study. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 95 (1). pp. 37-42. ISSN 0816-4622 (print) 1444-0938 (online)

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Abstract

There is growing awareness that cultural background influences health beliefs and practices and can impact on the patient–practitioner encounter. However, in relation to optometry there is little known about the implications of cultural diversity for clinical decision-making and how optometrists address culturally based understandings of health. This pilot study examines how culturally based differences in health practices and beliefs impact on patient–optometrist interactions and how optometrists negotiate and manage these differences.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID26239, culture, multiculturalism, optometrists, optometry, patients, cultural diversity
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
SEO Classification > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Depositing User: Ms Phung.T Tran
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2014 06:59
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 01:05
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22876
DOI: 10.1111/j.1444-0938.2011.00671.x
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