A manual written for health care professionals who care for patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.
ANNE RUNDLE, R.N., has served as manager of specialty programs at South End Community Health Center in Boston, Massachusetts and Coordinator of the Center for Families at Children's Hospital in Boston. She has founded a consulting firm that specializes in improving hospitals' skills at patient communica-tions, called Health Care Competence (healthcarecompetence.com). She also is an instructor in the graduate school for health studies at Simmons College in Boston. MARIA CARVALHO, LICSW, is a clinical social worker and head of the Spanish Service Team at Children's Hospital. MARY ROBINSON, M. Div., is a board-certified chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care at Children's Hospital.