Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness 8th Edition
Book Review: Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
Jeanine Tweedie, PhD, RN, CNE

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Tweedie, J. (2014). Book review: Cultural diversity in health and illness. Online Journal of Cultural Competence in Nursing and Healthcare, 4(1), 1-2. doi:10.9730/

About the Book Author: Rachel E. Spector, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FAAN retired as an associate professor at the William F. Connell Boston College School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Her work focused on developing and teaching models of effective nursing care, "CULTURALCARE", in multicultural populations. She has researched, taught, practiced and consulted in this specialty for over 35 years and is the author of the books Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness, now in its 8th edition; CulturalCare: Guides to Heritage Assessment and Health Traditions; and Las Culturas de la SALUD, published in Spain in 2003. Past and present experiences include numerous lectures and workshops conducted in many parts of the United States and world and the initiation and mounting of the popular exhibit, "Immigrant Health Traditions" at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. She is a Distinguished Alumna from the Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and a Scholar in Transcultural Nursing. The Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, the state organization of the American Nurses' Association, honored her as a "Living Legend" in 2007; in 2008 she was awarded an Honorary Human Rights Award by the American Nurses' Association; and, in 2010 she was appointed a Visiting Distinguished Scholar, Institute for Patient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

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