The Healthcare Professional

The Healthcare Professional's Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence

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.

RN Nursing students: 1st year fundamentals or 4th year management courses

Paperback, 368 Pages

Published: October 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-7796-9960-5


  • 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




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