• Bending the Arc | Documentary
  • Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates (OHSU Library – Print, EBook, Audio CD)
  • Family Properties Race Real Estate & the Exploitation of Black Urban America | Beryl Satter (OHSU Library – Summit Request)
  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot | Mikki Kendall (OHSU Library – Summit Request)
  • How to be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi (OHSU Library – Print, EBook)
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed | Paulo Freire (OHSU Library – Summit Request)
  • The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin (OHSU Library – Ebook, Summit Request)
  • The Residue Years | Mitchell S. Jackson (OHSU Library – Summit Request)
  • The Water Dancer | Ta-Nehisi Coates (OHSU Library – Summit Request)
  • Training for Change | Alisha Moreland-Capuia (OHSU Library – Ebook, Summit Request)
  • Warmth of Other Suns | Isabel Wilerson (OHSU Library – Ebook, Summit Request)

To assist us in being more cultural conscious when soliciting questions and answers from patients Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Ms. Leslie Garcia has shared two selected models to follow. Please email  if you would like a laminated copy to keep with your OHSU badge.

B.E.L.I.E.F Model

  • Beliefs about health (What caused your illness/problem?)
  • Explanation (Why did it happen at this time?)
  • Learn (Help me to understand your belief/opinion.)
  • Impact (How is this illness/problem affecting your life?)
  • Empathy (This must be very difficult for you.)
  • Feelings (How are you feeling about it?)

Source:  Dobbie AE, Medrano M, Tysinger J, Olney, C 2003


  • Explanation (How do you explain your illness?)
  • Treatment (What treatment have you tried?)
  • Healers (Have you sought any advise from others?)
  • Negotiate (mutually acceptable options)
  • Intervention (Agree on)
  • Collaboration ( with patient, family, healers, and others)

Source:  Levin, Like, & Gottleib 1997