Last updated: July 28, 2015

The 5th edition of my book, Caring for Patients From Different Cultures, is available!

I've posted a link to the culture tutorial I designed for medical students and residents. It can be used, however, by anyone interested in the intersection of culture and health. There are brief (3-15 minute) tutorials on Stereotypes vs. Generalizations; Dimensions of Culture; the 4 C's of Culture; Time Orientation; Removing Life Support; and Revealing a Fatal Diagnosis.

Two new workshop topics are available: Improving Patient Adherence and Cultural Issues in Oncology. See Workshops: Topics.

new edition of my Cultural Sensitivity booklet is available from Joint Commission Resources.

See an interview with me at PhysicianCrossroads.com.

I've posted a new article I've co-authored on providing culturally competent healthcare. You can download it from the "Articles" page. Note that it was published in a European journal, hence, the British spelling!

I've added a link to order free copies of the excellent
Provider's Handbook Series on Culturally Competent Care from Kaiser. You can find it on the Resources page.

I'm very pleased to announce that I am the recipient of an
Outstanding Teacher Award for Clinical Faculty Teaching, given by the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA for my work in the Doctoring Program.

9 hour CME course on Culture and Healthcare by Geri-Ann Galanti and Civility Mutual, offered through PerforMax3. Look under Resources for further info.

Resource available to help hospitals orient foreign born nurses to American hospital culture. Look under Resources for further info.


This site is designed to introduce you to issues of diversity in health care settings, as well as provide information on my workshops and book ... Caring for Patients From Different Cultures, now in the 4th edition.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, I would love to hear from you.

For an overview of the contents of this website, click on the Site Map link to the left, or use the menu bar along the top to go directly to the page you want.

For information on:

Workshops, custom designed to help you and your staff achieve cultural competence, click on Workshops.

My book of case studies of cross-cultural misunderstandings, along with other books, videos, and CD-ROMS in the are of diversity & cultural competence, click on Resources.

Articles on culture and healthcare, click on Articles.

Recommended films and resources in cultural competence, click on Resources.

Basic concepts relevant to understanding diversity in healthcare, click on Concepts.

Various ethnic groups, click on Cultural Profiles.

My background and credentials in the area of cultural diversity, click on Resume.

To access:

30 case studies of conflicts and misunderstandings in healthcare settings due to cultural differences, click on Case Studies.

Reports on culture and healthcare in other countries and in American hospitals, click on Field Reports

Links to other sites which contain useful information and bibliographies on cultural diversity and healthcare, click on Links.

For a guide to all the topics contained in this web site, click on Site Map to the left.

To contact me directly, click on Contact Me to the left.

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