Cultural Competence Slides

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Unformatted text preview: The Center for Public Health Education 1 Definitions . . . How would you define culture? Culture – the total way of life of a group of people, including their beliefs, institutions, and technology. The Center for Public Health Education 2 Definitions . . . • Culture- “ a system of shared values, beliefs, ideas and learned patterns of behavior, explicit and implicit, which a people use to interpret the world. Art, literature and history of a society, but also less tangible aspects such as language, attitudes, prejudices and folklore can impact a persons’ culture. Cultural identity influences how a person behaves and acts, what they believe and what they actually know . . .” The Center for Public Health Education 3 Cultural Competence • Gaining cultural competence is a process • In order to achieve higher levels of competence, it is helpful to engage in self assessment • Self assessment provides direction for improvement The Center for Public Health Education 4 Cultural Competence Model C u l t u r a l D e s t r u c t i o n C u l t u r a l I n c a p a c i t y C u l t u r a l B l i n d n e s s C u l t u r a l P r e- C o m p e t e n c e C u l t u r a l C o m p e t e n c e C u l t u r a l P r o f i c i e n c y The Center for Public Health Education 5 Cultural Competence Continuum • Cultural Destructiveness – The negative end of the spectrum – Refers to the blatant attempts to destroy the culture of a given group – Assumes that one group is superior over another – Acknowledges only one way of being and purposefully denies or outlaws any other cultural approach The Center for Public Health Education 6 Cultural Competence Continuum • Cultural Incapacity – The capacity is lacking to be responsive to different groups, though not intentional – Ignorance and unfounded fear is often the underpinning of the problem – Failure to recognize when mistreatment is due to cultural differences and there by perpetuating its occurrence The Center for Public Health Education 7 Cultural Competence Continuum • Cultural Blindness – Blindness or ignorance of cultural differences – Perceives of themselves as “unbiased” – The believe that culture makes no difference in the way a person or group acts or reacts...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course COM 259 taught by Professor Brewer during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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