CULTURAL COMPETENCES IN HEALTH SETTINGS. by Lena Dominelli University of Durham For ESRC Seminar 19 July 2006. Cultural Competence. Definition:
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CULTURAL COMPETENCES IN HEALTH SETTINGS
by Lena Dominelli
University of Durham
For ESRC Seminar 19 July 2006
Cultural competence is the capacity to be aware of, have respect for and work effectively with people from different ethnic, cultural, political, economic and religious backgrounds than one’s own while being aware of how one’s own culture influences perceptions of and interactions with others. This also requires an understanding of the significance of differences within groups and between them.