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Towards culturally competent professional practice: Exploring the concepts of independence and interdependence
Social Services Research Group Journal: Research, Policy and Planning (2015)
  • Wesam Darawsheh
  • Gill Chard
Abstract

Health and social care practitioners increasingly work with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. While health and social care systems have emphasized the importance of culturally competent practice, professional practice has been influenced by values such as independence, a western notion that places value on the individual. It has been suggested that interdependence, a notion that places value on the family and/or community, can serve as an alternative to independence in culturally diverse practice. Using interviews

Keywords
  • qualitative research,
  • occupational therapy,
  • interdependence,
  • independence
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Wesam Darawsheh and Gill Chard. "Towards culturally competent professional practice: Exploring the concepts of independence and interdependence" Social Services Research Group Journal: Research, Policy and Planning Vol. 31 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gillchard/3/