Intercultural and interreligious aspects in medical care
The process of globalisation set in motion migrational movements which cause an increasing degree of cultural diversity in the world and especially in the so-called Western countries. This is reflected in the whole of society but particularly in medical care, as there is required a high degree of cross-cultural understanding in dealing with different patients. However, a good dialogue between doctor and patient, not only contributes to a better mutual understanding but perhaps to better diagnosis and better complience of the patient. A constructive interdisciplinary discourse between philosophy, medicine, economics, engineering and nursing has to deal with the question of how ethical considerations in dealing with patients can be adequately addressed. Therefore it must also develop concepts for the management of complex cross-cultural situations.
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