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

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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)

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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22876
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1444-0938.2011.00671.x
Official URL http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1444-...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Historical > SEO Classification > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Education
Keywords ResPubID26239, culture, multiculturalism, optometrists, optometry, patients, cultural diversity
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