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Promoting Cultural Sensitivity: A Practical Guide for Tuberculosis Programs That Provide Services to Persons from Somalia

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(PDF - 4MB)

Table of Contents

Introduction (PDF - 71KB)

Background (PDF - 759KB)

Tips for Providing Culturally Competent Tuberculosis Services to Persons from Somalia (PDF - 92KB)

Chapter 1: Somali History and Immigration to the United States (PDF - 461KB)

Chapter 2: Overview of Somali Culture (PDF - 1.3MB)

Chapter 3: The Health of Somalis (PDF - 147KB)

Chapter 4: Common Perceptions, Attitudes, and Beliefs About Tuberculosis Among Somalis (PDF - 128KB)

Conclusion (PDF - 56KB)

Appendix A: Using Kleinman’s Questions to Understand Patients’ Perceptions of Tuberculosis (PDF - 69KB)

Appendix B: Tips for Working with Interpreters (PDF - 40KB)

Appendix C: Tuberculosis and Cultural Competence Resources (PDF - 103KB)

Appendix D: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Study Summary (PDF - 114KB)

Appendix E: Common Somali Names and Meanings (PDF - 86KB)

Appendix F: Tuberculosis Screening Policies for Persons Overseas (PDF - 95KB)

Appendix G: References (PDF - 68KB)


Released October 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
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