TB and Cultural Competency: Reaching Out to Burmese Refugees
This eight-page document informs healthcare providers working with refugees from Burma (Myanmar) about tuberculosis (TB) and cultural competency. It provides a cultural profile of Burma, and examines a TB outbreak among Burmese immigrants in a low incidence state in the upper Midwest. The document discusses challenges to TB care such as pervasive stigma and working with interpreters, trust and communication issues, cultural communication style, and Burmese traditional medicine. It provides information about social services for refugees and TB educational materials.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.