Cultural Competence: A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiency / Edition 1

Cultural Competence: A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiency / Edition 1

by Ronnie Leavitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1556428766

ISBN-13: 9781556428760

Pub. Date: 02/01/2010

Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated

In today's multicultural society, cultural competence will play an increased role in the physical therapists' 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.

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Overview

In today's multicultural society, cultural competence will play an increased role in the physical therapists' 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 Proficiency provides a comprehensive, theoretical and practical approach to increasing knowledge and awareness, improving attitudes, and providing the necessary skills for practicing cultural competence each day.

Chapter topics include:

Relationship between poverty and health

Health disparities between populations

Cross-cultural communications

Health beliefs and behaviors associated with disability and rehabilitation

Community-based rehabilitation and how to address cultural competence in developing nations

Service learning and cultural competence

Cultural Competence: A Lifelong Journey to Cultural Proficiency is 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 patient's cultural background in the classroom or clinic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556428760
Publisher:
SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

About the Editor ix

Contributing Authors xi

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Introduction to Cultural Competence Ronnie Leavitt 1

Chapter 2 Understanding the Nature of Culture Christine A. Loveland 19

Chapter 3 The Historical Development of Theory, Models, and Assessment Tools Ronnie Leavitt 31

Chapter 4 Exploring Cultural Diversity: Eliciting a Client's Ethnography Ronnie Leavitt 51

Chapter 5 Disability Across Cultures Ronnie Leavitt Susan E. Roush 77

Chapter 6 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Status, Health Care, and Physical Therapy Kristin Lefebvre Jill Black Lattanzi 99

Chapter 7 Poverty and Health: Social Status Differences in Leading Health Indicators Rebecca Reviere Valerie R. Stackman 121

Chapter 8 Understanding Racism Joseph W. Smey 137

Chapter 9 Cross-Cultural Communication Helen L. Masin 159

Chapter 10 Developing Cultural Competence Through Service Learning Pamela J. Reynolds 187

Chapter 11 Physical Therapy and Cultural Competence in the Global Community: Moving from a Bio-Medical to a Social Justice Model Ronnie Leavitt 203

Chapter 12 The Practice of Cultural Competence in the 21st Century Ronnie Leavitt 227

Appendix A Resources for Additional Information on Cultures Outside of the United States 247

Appendix B Resources for Physical Therapists Interested in Global Health 249

Appendix C Resources for Establishing a Culturally Competent Practice 251

Index 257

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