Chapter 12. Denise Smith: A 41-Year-Old Caucasian Woman with Asthma
- Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant4 and
- Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean5
Published Online: 27 APR 2009
Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Achieving Cultural Competency: A Case-Based Approach to Training Health Professionals
How to Cite
Sánchez, J. P., Sánchez, N. F. and Núñez, A. (2009) Denise Smith: A 41-Year-Old Caucasian Woman with Asthma, 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.ch12
Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cultural Competency and Spirituality, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
- Published Online: 27 APR 2009
- Published Print: 10 APR 2009
Print ISBN: 9781405180726
Online ISBN: 9781444311686
- Caucasian woman with asthma;
- behavior modification - smoking cessation, among marginalized groups;
- shortness of breath and wheezing;
- prevalence - homophobia and presumed heterosexism;
- Efficacy of smoking cessation intervention among special populations
This chapter contains sections titled:
What are the issues surrounding the misidentification of this patient?
What are the implications of misidentification on development of rapport with a patient and a perceived sense of safety in a health care setting?
How should the office staff have responded to rectify this problem?
What is important to understand about Ms. Smith's community?
Why does Ms. Smith feel like she is being “judged?”
What are some of the challenges that may make it more difficult for Ms. Smith, as a lesbian woman, to quit smoking?
What can Ms. Smith do and how can the physicians help motivate her behavior change?