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Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Addressing Perinatal Bereavement

Medicorp Health System in Fredericksburg, VA has created a document outlining their promising practices for cultural and linguistic competence in addressing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other infant death.  This organizational policy document highlights key values, policies, and practices of culturally and linguistically competent perinatal bereavement support.  The brief is part of the Promising Practices series produced by the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Topics include the challenge, strategy, action, and why it works. The brief examines the impact of demographic changes in the Fredericksburg, VA, area and outlines efforts to create a structure to oversee and promote cultural and linguistic competence throughout the area’s health care system. The authors discuss the role of the coordinator of cultural services in supporting hospital staff to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to adapt the care they give to families and, specifically, to meet cultural preferences and needs following a perinatal death.  Click here to download the article.

Link to resource: http://nccc.georgetown.edu/documents/BEREAVE_virginiafinal.pdf
Organization: National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University
Date: 2009

Category:Sector -> Childcare
Category:Sector -> Health
Category:Topic Area -> Cultural and linguistic competence
Category:Population -> Children
Category:Intervention -> Policy
Category:Type of Resource -> Report

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