The Healthcare Professional's Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence


  • Rani Srivastava, RN, PhD, Chief of Nursing and Professional Practice, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health; Assistant Professor, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, Associate member, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor, York University School of Nursing

With a focus on client-centred care, this book provides an introduction to developing cultural competence in the health care setting. A unique presentation covering both theory and practice, the book begins with a strong foundational model for understanding culture. It then introduces general knowledge on culture which can be provided to a variety of settings, and ends with clinical applications illustrating how to apply knowledge and awareness to a variety of populations. With contributions from twelve leading experts, material is drawn from a wide range of health care settings and has strong practical coverage throughout.
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RN Nursing students: 1st year fundamentals or 4th year management courses


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7796-9960-5

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Foundations for Developing Clinical Cultural Competence

  • 1. Understanding Cultural Competence in Health

  • 2. Culture: Discourses, Myths, and Misconceptions

  • 3. Culture Care Framework I: Overview And Cultural Sensitivity

  • 4. Culture Care Framework II: Cultural Knowledge, Resources, and Bridging the Gap

SECTION II: Cultural Knowledge across Populations

  • 5. Cross-Cultural Communication

  • 6. Working with Interpreters

  • 7. Beliefs of Illness and Ways of Healing

  • 8. Cultural Care of Families

SECTION III: Cultural Considerations in Specific Populations

  • 9. Cultural Considerations at the Beginning of Life

  • 10. Cultural Considerations at the End of Life

  • 11. Cultural Considerations in Immigrant Women's Health

  • 12. Cultural Considerations in Mental Health

  • 13. Cultural Considerations in Pain Management

  • 14. Cultural Considerations in Caring Healing and Complementary Therapies