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A Taxonomy for Developing Cultural Competence

Lister, Phil (1999) A Taxonomy for Developing Cultural Competence. Nurse Education Today, 19 (4). pp. 313-318. ISSN 0260-6917

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This paper proposes a taxonomy to develop culturally competent practitioners. Arguments about what this might mean and how this could be achieved are discussed first, identifying problems with multicultural and antiracist approaches. The model follows the cognitive, emotional and behavioural levels of Steinaker and Bell's experiential taxonomy. Five elements are proposed: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural understanding, cultural sensitivity and cultural competence. These could address, in increasingly sophisticated and increasingly praxis-oriented ways, issues of power and the construction of meanings and identities which go beyond essentialist notions of ethnicity.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: nursing, models, cultural competence, cultural awareness, ethnicity, taxonomy, taxonomies
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Phil Lister
Date Deposited: 02 May 2008 11:34
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:49

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