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The Challenge of Cultural Competency in the Multicultural 21st Century: A Conceptual Model to Guide Occupational Therapy Practice
The Open Journal of Occuptional Therapy (2015)
  • Wesam Darawsheh
  • Gill Chard
  • Mona Eklund, Lund University
Abstract

Occupational therapists increasingly encounter clients from diverse cultural backgrounds and need to meet their professional obligation of delivering culturally competent practice. Yet the process of cultural competency is poorly understood in occupational therapy practice. There is a need for a clear understanding of the meaning and process of cultural competency as it is enacted in practice with a wide range of individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Keywords
  • Cultural competency,
  • occupational therapy,
  • qualitative research,
  • conceptual model
Publication Date
Spring 2015
Citation Information
Wesam Darawsheh, Gill Chard and Mona Eklund. "The Challenge of Cultural Competency in the Multicultural 21st Century: A Conceptual Model to Guide Occupational Therapy Practice" The Open Journal of Occuptional Therapy Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gillchard/2/