Social Issues / Revival of Cultural Values

Social Work’s Role
Healthcare organizations that want to improve relations with people who are immigrants will increasingly appreciate and seek out the broad perspective brought both by community health workers and by social workers, says Jocelyn Ancheta, program officer for the Critical Links initiative.

Ahlström-Laakso, S. (1991). Social control of teenage drinking in Finland. , 18: 433-451.
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Looking Beyond Language
Although the increased use of interpretation and translation services in healthcare is widely seen as a positive trend, some observers question whether organizations are focusing too much on language. Too often, organizations deem themselves culturally competent simply because they can offer care in an immigrant’s language, Cheng says. Ignoring other factors, such as social customs, attitudes toward medical care, and nonverbal communication, is a disservice to patients, she says.


Social and Cultural Aspects of Drinking - Bibliography

Caetano, R. (1987). Acculturation, drinking and social settings among US Hispanics. , 19: 215-226.
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All this contributes to both preservation of cultural heritage of the country and studying the ancient monuments, although problems in this sphere still persist.


Values may help common human problems for survival by ..

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Lemert, E.M. (1991). Alcohol, values and social control. In D.J. Pittman and H.R. White (eds.), . New Brunswick, NJ.: Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies.

tolerance and respect for cultural differences in the workplace

Heath, D.B. (1987b). Cultural studies on drinking: Definitional problems. In P. Paakkanen and P. Sulkunen (eds.), . Report on a conference: Social Research Institute of Alcohol Studies.

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Heath, D.B. (1989a). American Indians and alcohol: Epidemiological and sociocultural relevance. In D. Spiegler., D. Tate., S. Aitken and C. Christian (eds.), . Rockville: NIAAA Research Monograph No 18, Department of Health and Human Sciences.

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Heath, D.B. (1986e). Cultural, social and ethnic factors as they relate to genetics and alcoholism. In H.W. Goedde and D.P. Agarwal (eds.), . New York: Alan R. Liss.

"The relation of habitual thought and behavior to language"

Heath, D.B. (1984b). Importance fondementale des facteurs sociaux et culturels en modeles de consommation d’alcool. In G. Caro and J-F Lemoine (eds.), . Rennes.