A successful guide in understanding Latino immigrant patients: An aid for health care professionals

Academic Article


  • The recent growth of Latino immigrants in the United States has presented great challenges to the health care system, particularly in "emerging Latino states." An educational DVD was developed to aid professionals in providing culturally competent care to Latino immigrants and better understand their expectations when seeking care, as well as common cultural beliefs and practices. Knowledge and confidence was assessed through pre-and posttest measurements among 515 health care professionals nationwide. Results indicated significant increase (P < .001) in overall knowledge/confidence in Latino cultural beliefs as they relate to health care seeking, differences in health care systems between the United States and Latin America, and barriers to health care. Such multimedia training may be a promising approach to improving health care with Latino immigrants in the United States. © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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    Author List

  • McGuire AA; Garcés-Palacio IC; Scarinci IC
  • Start Page

  • 76
  • End Page

  • 84
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 1