Chapter 1. Ruth Franklin: A 40-Year-Old African American Woman with Heart Failure

  1. Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant2 and
  2. Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean3
  1. Susan E. Wiegers MD Professor1 and
  2. Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean3

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch1

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals

Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals

How to Cite

Wiegers, S. E. and DeLisser, H. (2009) Ruth Franklin: A 40-Year-Old African American Woman with Heart Failure, in Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals (eds L. Hark and H. DeLisser), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 3

    Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  2. 3

    Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180726

Online ISBN: 9781444311686

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Keywords:

  • African American woman with heart failure;
  • rates of overweight and obesity - higher;
  • developed progressive dyspnea on exertion;
  • severe exercise intolerance;
  • increasing pedal edema;
  • venous stasis ulceration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What factors may have contributed to Mrs. Franklin's anger?

  • How should Dr. Cox address Mrs. Franklin's anger about her colleague?

  • What additional information would be helpful in understanding why Mrs. Franklin did not fill her prescription?

  • How could Dr. Cox address missed clinic visits?

  • How should Dr. Cox respond to Mrs. Franklin?

  • Is Dr. Biali just using colorful language, or does his choice of words reflect a bias or prejudice? If so, what might that bias or prejudice be?

  • How should Dr. Cox approach Dr. Biali regarding his perception of Mrs. Franklin?

  • References