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Cultural sensitivity

This entails the crucial development of appropriate interpersonal relationships with our clients. An important element in achieving cultural sensitivity is how professionals view people in their care. Unless clients are considered as true partners, culturally sensitive care is not being achieved and we (nurses and other health care professionals) risk using our power in an oppressive way. Equal partnerships involve trust, acceptance and respect as well as facilitation and negotiation.


Papadopoulos I (Ed): (2006): Transcultural Health and Social Care: Development of Culturally Competent Practitioners. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier. Edinburgh.

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