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Cultural competence : a lifelong journey to cultural proficiency /
[edited by] Ronnie Leavitt.
imprint
Thorofare, NJ : SLACK, c2010.
description
xv, 264 p.
ISBN
1556428766 (alk. paper), 9781556428760 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Thorofare, NJ : SLACK, c2010.
isbn
1556428766 (alk. paper)
9781556428760 (alk. paper)
contents note
Cultural competence : a lifelong journey to cultural proficiency / Ronnie Leavitt -- Understanding the nature of culture / Christine A. Loveland -- Cultural competence : the historical development of theory, models, and assessment tools / Ronnie Leavitt -- Exploring cultural diversity : eliciting a client's ethnography / Ronnie Leavitt -- Disability across cultures / Ronnie Leavitt and Susan E. Roush -- Racial and ethnic disparities in health status, health care, and physical therapy / Kristin LeFebvre Jill Black Lattanzi -- Poverty and health : social status differences in leading health indicators / Rebecca Reviere and Valerie R. Stackman -- Understanding racism / Joseph W. Smey -- Cross-cultural communication / Helen L. Masin -- Developing cultural competence through service learning / Pamela J. Reynolds -- Physical therapy and cultural competence in the global community : moving from a bio-medical to a social justice model / Ronnie Leavitt -- Nurturing a lifelong journey toward cultural proficiency : the practice of cultural competence in the 21st century / Ronnie Leavitt.
catalogue key
7133418
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
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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 Competence addresses 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.
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Main Description
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 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: 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 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 patient's cultural background in the classroom or clinic.
Main Description
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 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: " 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 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 patient’s cultural background in the classroom or clinic.
Main Description
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 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: 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 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 patient's cultural background in the classroom or clinic.
Main Description
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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This title 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.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
About the Editorp. ix
Contributing Authorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction to Cultural Competencep. 1
Understanding the Nature of Culturep. 19
The Historical Development of Theory, Models, and Assessment Toolsp. 31
Exploring Cultural Diversity: Eliciting a Client's Ethnographyp. 51
Disability Across Culturesp. 77
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Status, Health Care, and Physical Therapyp. 99
Poverty and Health: Social Status Differences in Leading Health Indicatorsp. 121
Understanding Racismp. 137
Cross-Cultural Communicationp. 159
Developing Cultural Competence Through Service Learningp. 187
Physical Therapy and Cultural Competence in the Global Community: Moving from a Bio-Medical to a Social Justice Modelp. 203
The Practice of Cultural Competence in the 21st Centuryp. 227
Resources for Additional Information on Cultures Outside of the United Statesp. 247
Resources for Physical Therapists Interested in Global Healthp. 249
Resources for Establishing a Culturally Competent Practicep. 251
Indexp. 257
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