Reflections from Common Ground . . . Cultural Awareness in Healthcare

Reflections from Common Ground . . . Cultural Awareness in Healthcare

ISBN: 9780984525430
Publisher: PESI HealthCare
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2010-10-15
Number of pages: 301
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Reflections from Common Ground . . . Cultural Awareness in Healthcare, showcases many of the opportunities and tools available for healthcare professionals to develop cultural awareness and competency. This unique book offers a way forward and easily lends itself to personal, group or institutional use. It is a tool to promote change, while also an interesting look into the origins of what we encounter in ourselves and others. Discovery begins with our understanding of how cultural influences affect the decisions about our health and wellness. Self-reflective exercises are placed strategically throughout the book, and offer opportunities for readers to gain insight into many cultural beliefs, values, and health care practices. Real-life scenarios are included and illustrate the challenge of finding common ground with patients, families and colleagues. The concluding chapters focus on cultural awareness and competency in various health care institutions and academic settings. Reflections from Common Ground enables the reader, whether a healthcare professional, administrator, or educator, to gain fuller awareness and to open the doors to culturally sensitive healthcare.

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