Cultural differences among health professionals: A case illustration

Henry S. Perkins, Josie D. Supik, Helen P. Hazuda

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This study illustrates that cultural differences arise among similarly trained health professionals. Health professionals must learn to communicate sensitively with colleagues from other cultures, to respect their values, and to recognize and resolve cultural differences that affect patient care. 35 In this shrinking, multicultural world, health professionals cannot afford the comfortable illusion that all similarly trained practitioners share the same values about the care of patients and professional conduct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-117
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Clinical Ethics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy


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