The Healthcare Professional's Guide to Clinical Cultural Competence

1st Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780779699605

Key Features

  • Unique approach: looks at populations the way health care workers encounter them, not by ethno-cultural/religious labels

  • Multidisciplinary approach to writing reflects a variety of perspectives and direct front-line experience

  • Discussion is broad and inclusive, integrating different perspectives, but also makes visible the different paradigms used to approach the topic

  • Case studies and questions encourage critical thinking and dialogue

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




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Mosby Canada
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About the author

Rani Srivastava

Affiliations and Expertise

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