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Humanities in Health Editorial

Abdesalam Soudi, Shelome Gooden, Judy Chang, Scott Kiesling, Jeannette South-Paul


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Cultural care, cultural competency, diversity, diversity research, doctor-patient conversation, healthcare, humanities, interdisciplinary work, linguistic competency, patient engagement, person-centered healthcare, social determinants of health, social me

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