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St. Petersburg College
Caruth Health Education Center
7200 66th St. North
Pinellas Park, FL 33733


Meet Your HEC Librarians:

Joshua Brown
(727) 341-3657

Shilo Smith
(727) 341-3673

Library Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 7:30AM - 9:00PM
Fri:  7:30AM - 4:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Sun: Closed

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Selected Books & E-Books from the Health Education Center Library

To search for additional books use the online Library Catalog

Caring for patients from different cultures – Galanti
Call Number: RT86.54 .G35 2008

Cross-cultural medicine – Bigby
Call Number: RA418.5.T73 C765 2003

Cultural competence in health care: A practice guide – Rundle
Call Number: RA418.5.T73 H65 1999b

Cultural diversity in health & illness – Spector
Call Number: RA418.5.T73 S64 2013

Cultural diversity: A primer for the human services – Diller
Call Number: HV3176 .T55 2011

Culture care: Guide to heritage assessment and health traditions – Spector
Call Number:  RA418.5.T73 S643 2004

Culture care diversity and universality: A worldwide nursing theory – Leininger
Call Number: RT86.54 .C85 2006

Delivering culturally competent nursing care – Kersey-Matusiak
Call Number: RA418.5 .T73 K47 2013

Guide to culturally competent health care – Purnell
Call Number: RA418.5 .T73 P87 200
2009 (2nd ed.) available as E-Book (Login required to view online)

Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health - Ray
Call Number: RT86.54 .R39 2010
Also available as E-Book (Login required to view online)

Transcultural concepts in nursing care – Andrews
Call Number: RT86.54 .A53 2008

Transcultural nursing: Assessment & intervention – Giger
Call Number: RT86.54 .T73 2004

Transcultural nursing: Concepts, theories, research and practice - Leininger

Call Number: RT86.54 .L44 2002

Transcultural nursing theory and models: Application in nursing education, practice and administration - Sagar
Call Number: RT86.54 .S24 2012 
Also available as E-Book (Login required to view online)

Selected Databases & Journals from the Health Education Center Library

Search CINAHL or MEDLINE journal databases with the following suggested terms:

Search general terms: Transcultural Care OR Transcultural Nursing OR Cultural Diversity OR Cultural Competence

Search specific cultures: Hispanic OR Latino OR Mexican OR Mexico, Greeks OR Greece

Search Global Road Warrior (Wold Trade Press) - Covering 175 countries, this database covers cultural references, customs, economic and travel information.


Selected Journal Titles
To access specific issues of these journals use the A-Z Journal List.

Cross-Cultural Research 
Journal of Cultural Diversity
Journal of Transcultural Nursing 

General Information Websites

CIA World Factbook
The U.S. government's complete geographical handbook. Each country profile tracks demographics such as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
This site provides comprehensive data on disease control and prevention, including extensive statistical information on health problems affecting minority groups in the United States.

Provides information on cultural beliefs, language, and health issues of recent immigrants.

MEDLINEplus Health Information
Includes links to Web sites dealing with health issues for various ethnic groups and special populations.

Transcultural Nursing Society
An international group of nurses (and other healthcare professionals).

US Census
Provides statistics and population trends for various ethnic groups.

World Health Organization
Organizing group within the United Nations dealing with Health and Health related topics. 

Reference Resources

Drug Information Portal - National Library of Medicine (NLM)

A.D.A.M Medical Encyclopedia - MedlinePlus

Medical Dictionary - MedlinePlus

Merck Medical Pronunciation - Merck (speakers/headset required)