Culturally Sensitive Health Care Services for Chinese People in Britain

Ruby C.M. Chau, Wai Kam YU*, Clementine S.F. Law

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article aims to examine the challenges of developing culturally sensitive health care services for Chinese people in Britain. It argues that Chinese people have heterogeneous backgrounds and migration experiences. However, they share a common cultural heritage and are still influenced by traditional beliefs to various extents, especially in their understanding and handling of health issues. Therefore, in providing culturally sensitive services, health care providers should understand Chinese people’s diverse preferences, but not overlook the similarities among them, and between them and people of other cultural groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-270
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chinese people in Britain
  • cultural sensitivity
  • health care
  • traditional Chinese medicine
  • Western medicine


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