Multicultural Health

Stanford Health Library

Sponsored by Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, the Stanford Health Library provides scientifically-based medical information to help people make informed decisions about their health and health care.  They are focused on patient and consumer health services and are a great resource for materials for patients and caregivers. There are three branch locations ( across the Bay Area with the main branch currently in the Hoover Pavilion on Quarry Road until it moves into the new hospital at 500 Pasteur Drive next year. 

You can search the health library's catalog at Stanford Health Library

A point-of-care clinical information resource containing succinct and aggressively updated clinical topic reviews.

Provides fulltext access to Lane's resources.

Includes the MEDLINE database, which contains coverage of over 5000 journals and more than 25 million citations for biomedical articles, including, but not limited to, clinical trials, systematic reviews, case reports, and clinical practice guidelines.

Lane RSS feeds (Really Simple Syndication)A medical search engine provides access to 9,000 medical and procedural videos, 1,000 books and over.All online issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association.Nature, the international weekly journal of science.New England Journal of Medicine.Searchable databasesLane Library's Document Delivery Service obtains article and book chapter PDFs as well as print book loans from other libraries at no cost to School of Medicine affiliated users as well as scans PDFs of articles or book chapters from Lane's print collection for a small fee.

VisualDx is a decision support system that allows clinicians to build a patient-specific differential, search by diagnosis, or review medication-related events.

VisualDX Rash Workup
Health education and information about illnesses, diseases and conditions provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Critical appraisals of new drugs and comparative reviews of drugs for common diseases.Micromedex CareNotes for SHC delivers patient education materials across the continuum of care — including pre-care, inpatient, discharge, emergency department, ambulatory, and wellness education. CareNotes are available in both English and Spanish.The key resource for information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies. Excellent source for checking interactions.Limit your PubMed search to Cochrane Reviews, AHRQ Evidence Reports, BMJ Clinical Evidence topics, FPIN Clinical Inquiries,and ACP Journal Club article reviews. A specialized PubMed search geared towards helping clinicians quickly access systematic reviews.A specialized PubMed search geared towards helping clinicians quickly access clinical trials.Using the links on this site will get you directly to the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.  Stanford is a member of both.  If you create an individual account with your Stanford affiliation, you will be able to download available datasets on these sites.Population health science requires scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds to combine their knowledge and expertise to answer questions that individual disciplines alone cannot. The Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS) was founded to bring them all together.Public health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations, locally and globally.The mission of the Population Health Alliance is to advance the principles of population health improvement, so they become pillars of our healthcare system.
Improve the quality of your interaction with patients from a different cultureTextbook: communication, family roles, high-risk behaviors, nutrition, pregnancy, death, spirituality, health practices and health practitioners for 24 culturesIncrease awareness about patients preferences from diverse cultures (University of Washington clinicians tip sheets) Cultural beliefs and medical issues for recent immigrants to Seattle, including Amharic, Cambodian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Oromo, Somali, Tigrean and VietnameseTranslation services posterCompilation of assessment tools, culture, language, disease/condition, education, research, training curricula and web-based trainingRace and ethnic populations health, health disparities in the US, statistics by race/ethnicity and health topicExercises and examples for improving patient-provider communications, Management Sciences for HealthPeer-reviewed learning modules, case studies, exercises and evaluation tools for improving patient-provider communications with regards to older adults from various ethnic backgrounds in the USSearchable database of natural product monographs, reviews of the best scientific evidenceTextbook on integration of Western and other therapies with evidence referencesStanford site with a mission to increase the overall knowledge and skills of medical students, house staff, and other professionals, including practicing physicians on the ethnic, cultural, religious, socioeconomic, linguistic and other factors that contribute to health disparities, and on culturally competent approaches to mitigating these disparitiesA toolkit for physicians and their staff members to provide the highest quality care possible to patients who speak limited English.Self-evaluation tool, National Center for Cultural Competence