Moving Past Stereotypes with the Roma
Author: Bari K. Platter, RN, MS, CNS
The goal of this module is to provide healthcare professionals with information about the Romani (Gypsy) culture so that they can provide culturally congruent care to Romani patients and their families. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe the history of the Romani people, including geographical origin, language, and religion.
- Identify healthcare-related cultural values and traditions important to the Romani patient and family.
- Discuss interventions helpful in integrating Romani cultural values and traditions into the plan of care.