Based on ethnographic methods, strategies for culturally sensitive assessment and intervention are defined and illustrated, with ample opportunities for reflection and practice. Going beyond traditional fact-centred and attitude-centred approaches, Culture in Clinical Care, Second Edition describes the ways in which culture emerges as individuals interact with each other in physical and social environments.
This one-of-a-kind text by Dr. Bette Bonder and Dr. Laura Martin provides health care practitioners and students with chapter objectives, critical thinking questions, interdisciplinary case studies and examples, numerous activities to build observation and interaction skills, comprehensive references and online resources, and images. The book's organisation emphasises practice and reflection by interweaving theory, examples, and continuous hands-on application of concepts. Readers have the opportunity to practice what they are learning and evaluate their own effectiveness while being constantly reminded that all individuals in any interaction embody numerous cultural influences.
Benefits of the updated Second Edition:Training and practice in ethnographic methods that build awareness and skillNumerous examples, exercises, and activities for reflection and observationInterdisciplinary approach suitable for cross-disciplinary teaching contextsDefinition of health care professions themselves as culturesWeb and bibliographic resourcesCase studies involving a wide range of practitioner disciplines and cultural groupsCulture in Clinical Care: Strategies for Competence, Second Edition fills a niche in health professions programmes because of its combined emphasis on a theoretical foundation that highlights the individual as a cultural actor and on practical strategies and methods for clinical interventions.
Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used in the classroom, including a sample syllabus.
Occupational therapists, physicians, physician assistants, mental health professionals, and a variety of related health professionals will benefit from this interactive, interdisciplinary text.
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
- Catherine Beynon-Pindar, Senior Occupational Therapist, " The Retreat, York, British Journal of Occupational Therapy""
"The strongest part of the book is the development of skills and abilities of the ethnographic mindset: curiosity, imagination, empathy, etc., considering where one is positioned both physically and metaphorically in the encounter with other human beings, then having the capacity to take the ethnographic mindset into approaching assessment, client-centered goal setting, and intervention...Bonder and Martin's book does an exemplary job of positioning the discussion of cultural competence outside a framework of a dominant culture that recognizes other cultures."- Carla Wilhite, OTD/L, OTR/L, University of New Mexico, Doody's Review Service
"The authors' desire for maximum engagement between the reader and the text is clear from the most cursory glance at the book. Each chapter begins with a clear list of learner objectives, while the numerous reflective questions provoke an enquiring reader to pause, reflect, be curious, and thus discover the nuances of their own cultural beliefs. The ancillary material accessible on the internet and the availability of an instructor's manual make the book an appropriate resource for students and workshop participants; however, due to the interactive design, it would also be a valuable resource for any occupational therapy practitioner engaged in personal reflective practice."
- Catherine Beynon-Pindar, Senior Occupational Therapist, The Retreat, York, British Journal of Occupational Therapy
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