Kathleen A. Culhane-Pera, M.D., M.A., is a family physician at Ramsey Family and Community Medicine Residency and West Side Community Health Center. Dorothy E. Vawter, Ph.D, Associate Director, Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics, directs the Center's work on cross-cultural health care ethics. Phua Xiong, M.D., is a family practice physician at the St. Paul Family Medical Center in St. Paul. Barbara Babbitt, B.S.N., R.N., M.A., has spent many years working to improve the way helath care is delivered to culturally diverse families in the Twin Cities. Mary M. Solberg, Ph.D., M.S.W., is a member of the religion faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Healing by Heart is a book of stories--stories of people's search for culturally responsive health care from U.S. providers. It offers resources to providers and institutions committed to delivering culturally responsive health care, paying special attention to building successful relationships with traditional Hmong patients and families. It makes available extensive information about the health-related beliefs, practices, and values of the Hmong people, including photographs of traditional healing methods.