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Cross-Cultural Issues
 

Alzheimer's & African Americans: Echoes from the Past
Examines the high incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the African-American community, through the first-hand experiences of families who are providing care for a loved one with this devastating dementia. Health professionals offer realistic discussion of diagnosis and treatment, as well as genetic factors, financial concerns, and caregiver stress.

Anemia Falciforme
(Sickle Cell Anemia) The children and young people seen in this moving documentary appear healthy, yet they live with the daily threat of excruciating pain and hospitalization. This program examines the devastating impact of sickle cell disease on these young people and their families and caregivers. Dubbed in Spanish.

The Angry Heart
Spotlights the epidemic of heart disease among African Americans through the story of 45-year-old Keith Hartgrove, who has already experienced two heart attacks and quadruple bypass surgery.

Carved from the Heart
When native carver Stan Marsden decided to create a totem pole in his son's memory, the project became a focus for the entire community's need to deal with loss, tragedy and healing.

Community Voices
A multi-cultural array of patients, clinicians, and other healthcare workers explore the many ways that differences in culture, race and ethnicity affect health and the delivery of healthcare services.

The Culture of Emotions
Designed to introduce cultural competence and diversity skills to mental/behavioral health professionals and students who deal with multi-cultural client populations.

A Culture Undiscovered
Explores the needs and experiences of college students, from diverse racial and/or ethnic backgrounds, who have learning disabilities.

Everything's Fine
Seydou Konaté is a doctor in a remote area in Mali. But he is at the center of a global issue: bringing quality health care to rural people left behind by development.

Grief in America
A comprehensive, multi-ethnic perspective on the ways Americans deal with grief and loss in all their forms.

Healthlink Curriculum for Nurses and DVD (New Release)
A curriculum for nurses and nursing students about the needs of children and adults with disabilities who are medically fragile.

Hold Your Breath
Mohammad Kochi, a devout Muslim immigrant, faces possible death from stomach cancer. His American doctors try to comprehend his faith and respect his viewpoints, but cultural and linguistic confusions complicate his treatment. His story, first summarized in the acclaimed Worlds Apart series, is a powerful argument for the necessity of cultural competence and diversity training.

Login 2 Life (New Release)
Profiles seven people, two of whom are disabled, who spend most of their lives in online virtual worlds such as Second Life and World of Warcraft.

Montaņa de Luz
Meet the children of the Montaņa de Luz orphanage who are HIV positive and a living testament to the beauty and innocence of childhood in the face of adversity beyond their years. This documentary paints a stirring portrait of a loving community where nothing is truly certain but home, and where each birthday is a celebration of dreams fulfilled and dreams to come.

Nuestra Salud: Lesbianas Latinas Rompiendo Barreras
A six-part Spanish-language series promoting preventive care and wellness for Latina lesbians. Individual programs deal with mental health, addiction, preventive care, breast self-examination, safer sex and STD's, and domestic violence. English subtitles.

Principles & Practices of Building Community Special (New Release)
Seven sessions of training providing skills and education on some of the most important concepts of community inclusion.

Sickle Cell Disease
The children and young people seen in this moving documentary appear healthy, yet they live with the daily threat of excruciating pain and hospitalization. This program examines the devastating impact of sickle cell disease on these young people and their families and caregivers.

Sickle Cell Disease - English and Spanish Versions
The children and young people seen in this moving documentary appear healthy, yet they live with the daily threat of excruciating pain and hospitalization. This program examines the devastating impact of sickle cell disease on these young people and their families and caregivers. Purchase both the English and the Spanish-dubbed versions of this video.

Stanley
This disturbing case study raises complex issues about medical prognosis and religious belief in end-of-life decision-making. Part of the Caring at the End of Life series.

State of Mind
Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.

That Spirit, That Thing Inside
Invaluable for nursing recruitment and retention: Hispanic/Latino and American Indian nurses describe how they came to their careers, and have used their nursing expertise to serve their families, their tribes, and their communities.

Western Eyes
The search for beauty and self-acceptance of two women of Asian descent contemplating plastic surgery — they believe their appearance, specifically their eyes, affect how they are perceived by others.

Worlds Apart
A series on cross-cultural healthcare. These four unique trigger films raise awareness about how cultural barriers affect patient-provider communication and other aspects of care for patients of diverse backgrounds.