Cultural Competence in the Caring Professions

Cultural Competence in the Caring Professions

by Kieran O'Hagan, Kieran O\"Hagan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853027598
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2001
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Kieran O'Hagan is an established writer and former Reader in the School of Social Work at The Queen's University, Belfast. He worked for over twenty years in the social services in Britain. He has also lectured and worked in Australia, India and the USA. He has published many books and articles on a wide range of subjects in welfare and in training, including child abuse, crisis intervention, social work competence and the abuse of women in family and child care.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part One: Re-discovering Culture. 1. A Tale of Two Cultures. 2. Culture: A Global Concept. 3. Towards a Definition of 'Culture' and 'Cultural Identity'. 4. Islam 5. American Indians. 6. Australian Aborigines. Part Two: Obstacles and Challenges to Cultural Competence. 7. The Traditional Lack of Cultural Awareness within the Caring Professions. 8. Perceptions of Culture within Anti-Racist and Anti-Discriminatory Practice. 9. Culture and Religion. 10. Culture and Language. Part Three. Part Three: The Way Forward 11. Cultural Sensitivity and Cultural Insensitivity. 12. Commentary on Research Findings. 13. Agency Perspective. 14. Definition: Completing the Task 15. Training for Cultural Competence 16. Epilogue. References.

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