Cultural Competence A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiency

ISBN-10: 1556428766
ISBN-13: 9781556428760
Edition: 2010
Authors: Ronnie Leavitt
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

In todayrs"s multicultural society, cultural competence will play an increased role in the physical therapistsrs" daily routine from the classroom to the clinic. As key phrases will be heard more and more in the health care community: knowledge, awareness, attitude, skills, a text that can take cultural competence learning to the next level is essential.Cultural Competence: A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiencyprovides a comprehensive, theoretical and practical approach to increasing knowledge and awareness, improving attitudes, and providing the necessary skills for practicing cultural competence each day.Dr. Ronnie Leavitt, along with a group of contributors with a range of backgrounds, both in physical therapy and the social sciences, provides an evidence-based text looking to explore practical applications in a wide array of settings.Cultural Competenceaddresses cultural competence by discussing the special considerations one needs to learn about rather than specific population groups. Also discussed is how different theorists describe cultural competence, as well as methods of measuring cultural competence and government policies regarding cultural competence.Chapter Topics include: bull; Relationship between poverty and health bull; Health disparities between populations bull; Cross-cultural communications bull; Health beliefs and behaviors associated with disability and rehabilitation bull; Community-based rehabilitation and how to address cultural competence in developing nations bull; Service learning and cultural competenceCultural Competence: A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiencyis the ideal text for physical therapy students and clinicians, occupational therapy students and clinicians, and other rehabilitation professionals looking to begin a journey toward understanding how to take into account a patientrs"s cultural background in the classroom or clinic.

Acknowledgments
About the Editor
Contributing Authors
Preface
Introduction to Cultural Competence
Understanding the Nature of Culture
The Historical Development of Theory, Models, and Assessment Tools
Exploring Cultural Diversity: Eliciting a Client's Ethnography
Disability Across Cultures
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Status, Health Care, and Physical Therapy
Poverty and Health: Social Status Differences in Leading Health Indicators
Understanding Racism
Cross-Cultural Communication
Developing Cultural Competence Through Service Learning
Physical Therapy and Cultural Competence in the Global Community: Moving from a Bio-Medical to a Social Justice Model
The Practice of Cultural Competence in the 21st Century
Resources for Additional Information on Cultures Outside of the United States
Resources for Physical Therapists Interested in Global Health
Resources for Establishing a Culturally Competent Practice
Index

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