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.Table of Contents
- 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
The greatest strengths of this book are the authors' willingness to confront the complexity of dealing with culture, difference and racism; the ways they have made the book relevant to the clinical context of health care; the diversity of the examples used; and the pertinence to the Canadian context.
-Canadian Nurse March 2007, Vol. 103, No. 3
This recently published Canadian text is another excellent contemporary resource for all health care professionals wishing to improve their understanding of multicultural influences and their clinical proficiency.
-Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, March/April 2008, Vol. 42, No. 2
By 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