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ERIC Number: ED364030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Culture and Chronic Illness: Raising Children with Disabling Conditions in a Culturally Diverse World. Papers presented at an Invitational Conference (Racine, Wisconsin, June 1992).
Pediatrics, v91 n5 pt2 suppl May 1993
This special supplement presents two background papers, three working papers, and key recommendations from a conference on culture and chronic illness in childhood. The meeting had as its goal the identification of the state of knowledge on the interface among culture, chronic illness, child development, and family functioning, for the purpose of developing "culturally appropriate" health policies, "culturally sensitive" services, and "culturally competent" clinicians. Comments by Robert R. Davila and Merle McPherson and a conference summary by Joan M. Patterson and Robert Wm. Blum precede the papers. The two background papers are: "Ethnocultural Variations in the Prevalence and Impact of Childhood Chronic Conditions" (Paul W. Newacheck et al.) and "Health Insurance Differentials among Minority Children with Chronic Conditions and the Role of Federal Agencies and Private Foundations in Improving Financial Access" (Margaret A. McManus and Paul Newacheck). The three working papers are: (1) "Multiculturalism, Chronic Illness, and Disability" (Nora Ellen Groce and Irving Kenneth Zola); (2) "Culture, Ethnicity, and Bicultural Competence: Implications for Children with Chronic Illness and Disability" (Geraldine Kearse Brookins); (3) "Culture, Ethnicity, and the Family: Critical Factors in Childhood Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities" (Hamilton I. McCubbin et al.). An annotated bibliography of 95 items (compiled by Gayle Geber and Elizabeth Latts) concludes the supplement. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL.