With minorities accounting for nearly a third of the U.S. population, medical professionals are beginning to bone up on so-called cultural competency, part of an effort to ensure that patients from disparate backgrounds get proper care. Nowhere is the challenge more acute than for those treating diabetics, given the rising incidence of the disease, its prevalence among minority groups and the changes in diet and lifestyle that treatment often entails.Click here to read the entire article (sub. req.).
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Cultural competency and diabetes
From the Wall Street Journal article: