Managing diversity in the health care workplace. Article

Davidhizar, R, Dowd, S, Newman Giger, J. (1999). Managing diversity in the health care workplace. . 17(3), 51-62.

cited authors

  • Davidhizar, R; Dowd, S; Newman Giger, J


  • Cultural diversity is increasing in the United States as increasing numbers of minorities enter the United States from abroad, and cultural diversity is especially prevalent in the health care workplace. In fact, the health care professions are particularly interested in the presence of minorities among caregivers because this often enhances the cultural competence of care delivery. Nevertheless, subtle discrimination can still be found, and managers must be alert that such behavior is not tolerated. Use of the Giger-Davidhizar Cultural Assessment Model can provide managers with information needed to respond to diversity among staff appropriately.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999

start page

  • 51

end page

  • 62


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