Cultural Competence in Health

A Review of the Evidence

  • Crystal Jongen
  • Janya McCalman
  • Roxanne Bainbridge
  • Anton Clifford

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 1-11
  3. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 13-40
  4. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 41-47
  5. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 49-64
  6. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 65-74
  7. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 75-97
  8. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 99-113
  9. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 115-125
  10. Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge, Anton Clifford
    Pages 127-133
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 135-139

About this book

Introduction

This resource supports evidence-informed approaches to improving the cultural competence of health service delivery. By reviewing the evidence from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US, it provides readers with a clear and systematic overview of the interventions and indicators applied to enable health system agencies and professionals to work effectively in various cross-cultural health care situations. The book highlights the importance of cultural competence and describes the current situation in the studied countries; identifies effective approaches and strategies for improving the situation; reviews the indicators for measuring progress; assesses the health outcomes associated with cultural competence; summarizes the quality of the evidence; and presents an evidence-informed conceptual framework for cultural competence in health. Cultural competence is critical to reducing health disparities and has become a popular concept in these countries for improving access to high-quality, respectful and responsive health care. This book provides policy makers, health practitioners, researchers and students with a much needed summary of what works to improve health systems, services and practice.

Keywords

Cultural safety Cultural proficiency Cultural awareness Discrimination Indigenous health Health services Literature review Ethnic group health Inequality Minority health

Authors and affiliations

  • Crystal Jongen
    • 1
  • Janya McCalman
    • 2
  • Roxanne Bainbridge
    • 3
  • Anton Clifford
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research, School of Health, Medical and Applied SciencesCentral Queensland UniversityCairnsAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research, School of Health, Medical and Applied SciencesCentral Queensland UniversityCairnsAustralia
  3. 3.Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research, School of Health, Medical and Applied SciencesCentral Queensland UniversityCairnsAustralia
  4. 4.School of Public HealthThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5293-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5292-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5293-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
  • About this book