NORTH KOREA (DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA)

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North_Korea - Library of Congress

This 2005 cultural profile is an American `library of congress' government file. As such it is concise and factual and it offers sections on health, education, and human rights. However, it is lacking in any data on traditional health seeking practices and cultural beliefs that would increase opportunities to develop cross cultural understanding. ۞ ۞

North Korea - UNICEF

This reliable UNICEF site gives background information and health related statistics that could prove especially useful for health care providers who need to determine the health and social history of their clients. Some cultural information can also be deduced relatively easily from the statistical detail. There is an emphasis on children's and women's health due to UNICEF's focus on children. ۞ ۞

North Korea - BBC

This BBC site will give you a brief overview of the current political situation in each country. This may help you to know what political situation your client may have left behind and what their relations are currently living with. It also gives a brief overview of statistics - population, religions, languages, life expectancy and exports. ۞

North Korea - CIA

This site gives you basic facts and a map of each country. It gives basic demographic details that include religion, ethnicities, health risks, mortality rates etc. which may be useful, especially if comparative material is required. A short synopsis of the political situation in the country is included. ۞

North_Korea - Wikipedia

This site gives an up to date encyclopaedic account of each country. It covers the history, politics, demographics, economy, languages, regional aspects and culture but it gives virtually no information on health, health seeking practices, or traditional beliefs. ۞

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