Recommended readings from the OHSU Library

  • 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)

OHSU Library Summit Service

Information for OHSU employees and the non-OHSU community on how to access OHSU Library resources

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