Transcultural Health and Social Care

Transcultural Health and Social Care

Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners

1st Edition - May 11, 2006

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  • Editor: Irena Papadopoulos
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443101311
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702033797

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It communicates current evidence-based knowledge in the area of transcultural care and meets the needs of health and social care practitioners who must change their practices to comply with national policies and the expectations of a multicultural public.

Key Features

  • Provides research-based information on culturally competent care of vital importance to all health and social workers in multi-cultural communities
  • Covers issues and user groups not covered by other publications
  • Couches UK issues within a European and global perspective

Table of Contents

  • Contributors. Foreword By Larry Purnell. Foreword by Cecil Helman. Acknowledgements. Part 1: Transcultural Healthcare and the Development of Culture Generic Competencies. Chapter 1 - Introduction (Irena Papadopoulos). Chapter 2 - The Papadopoulos, Tilki and Taylor Model of Developing Cultural Competence (Irena Papadopoulos). Chapter 3 - Human Rights and Health Inequalities: UK and EU Policies and Initiatives Relating to the Promotion of Culturally Competent Care (Mary Tilki). Chapter 4 - Migrants and Refugees (Gina Taylor). Chapter 5 - The Ethics of Culturally Competent Health and Social Care (Ann Gallagher). Chapter 6 - Promoting Culturally Competent Research (Irena Papadopoulos). Part 2: Developing Culture Specific Competencies. Chapter 7 - Cancer and Culture: Meanings and Experiences (Irena Papadopoulos and Shelley Lees). Chapter 8 - The Health and Social Care Needs of Ethiopian Asylum Seekers and Refugees Living in the UK (Irena Papadopoulos, Margaret Lay, Shelley Lees and Alem Gebrehiwot). Chapter 9 - Myfanwy M. Davies and Irena Papadopoulos. Chapter 10 - Illegal Drugs: Knowledge, Attitudes and Drug Habits of Greek and Greek Cypriot Youth Living in London (Irena Papadopoulos and Chris Papadopoulos). Chapter 11 - Culturally Competent Health Promotion for Minority Ethnic Groups, Refugees, Gypsy Travellers and New Age Travellers in the UK (Irena Papadopoulos and Margaret Lay). Part 3: European Perspectives on Cultural Competence. Chapter 12 - Cultural Healthcare Issues in Finland (Marja Kaunonen and Meeri Koivula). Chapter 13 - Dealing with Cultural Plurality in Health and Social Care Settings: the Case of Germany (Monika Habermann). Chapter 14 - Cultural Healthcare Issues in Greece (Athena Kalokerunou-Anagnostopoulou). Chapter 15 - Transcultural Healthcare Issues in Spain (Silvia Garcia Barros). Part 4: Global Perspectives and Cultural Competence. Chapter 16 - A Trisomial Concept of Socio-Cultural and Refligious Factors in Healthcare Decision Making and Service Provision in the Muslim Arab World (Zbys Fedorowicz and Thomas D. Walczyk). Chapter 17 - Transcultural Healthcare in Israel: Past History and Current Issues (Verad Delbar). Chapter 18 - Transcultural Nursing: the Way to Prepare Culturally Competent Practitioners in Australia (Akram Omeri). Chapter 19 - Culture and Health: Discourses and Practices in the Canadian Context (M. Judith Lynam). Chapter 20 - Reflections and Conclusions (Irena Papadopoulos). Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2006
  • Published: May 11, 2006
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443101311
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702033797

About the Editor

Irena Papadopoulos

Irena Papadopoulos, PhD, MA, BA, DipNEd, DipN, RN, RM, NDNCert, has been Professor for Transcultural Health and Nursing at Middlesex University for 18 years and Head of the Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health, which she established, for nearly 25 years. She was the chair of her school's ethics committee, and the former chair of the research team for nursing, midwifery and allied health professions. She has been working within NHS and academic sector for over 40 years. Her main research interests are culture, compassion, diversity, health inequalities, migration and new technologies in health. She has authored/co-authored eight books, over 50 book chapters, over 100 articles, research reports and knowledge transfer tools, learning units and online modules. She was founding member of a European/Japanese universities consortium, funded by EU's HORIZON 2020 and the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs, for CARESSES (Culturally Aware Robots and Environmental Sensor Systems for Elderly Support) project, the first artificially intelligent autonomous robot sensitive to people cultures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Transcultural Health and Nursing, Head, Research Centre for Transcultural Studies in Health, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT, UK.

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