Chapter 5. Jon Le: A 48-Year-Old Korean Man with Cerebral Hemorrhage

  1. Lisa Hark PhD, RD Consultant2 and
  2. Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean3
  1. Scott Kasner MD Associate Professor Director1 and
  2. Horace DeLisser MD Associate Professor Assistant Dean3

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311686.ch5

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

Kasner, S. and DeLisser, H. (2009) Jon Le: A 48-Year-Old Korean Man with Cerebral Hemorrhage, 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.ch5

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

    Comprehensive Stroke Center, 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:

  • Korean man with cerebral hemorrhage;
  • Chinese medicine for “moxibustion” heat therapy;
  • Moxibustion, or moxa - major healing modalities of traditional Chinese medicine;
  • types of Moxibustion - direct and indirect;
  • low levels of acculturation - health-related disparities;
  • Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM);
  • CAM - Whole medical systems/Mind–body medicine approaches/Biologically based practices;
  • Manipulative and body-based practices;
  • Energy medicine

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How does this patient's heritage and culture affect his decision-making process with regard to his current medical condition?

  • How should the physician approach Mr. Le about his use of alternative medicine?

  • Why is Mr. Le angry and how could this have been avoided?

  • How should the physician approach Mr. Le about his plan to work with a TCM physician?

  • References