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Hospitals take cultural sensitivity seriously

Jul 25, 2011 9:01:47 PM- chicagotribune.com
Staffs learn about various customs to keep patients happy

In 20 years as a nurse practitioner, Ann Cho found herself preventing a false child-abuse claim — because a bruise on a baby was a "Mongolian spot" common to Asian babies — and explaining to health care workers why a new mother wouldn't take a shower — because of a Korean belief that teeth and bones are weak after childbirth.

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