Working with Diversity: An Overview of Diversity in Contemporary Society and the Effect of This on Healthcare Situations

  • Gayatri Nambiar-GreenwoodEmail author


In this age of digital and social media, there is a need for a consideration of individual spiritual needs within the infinite forms of diversities found within any population in today’s globalised world. Faced with the endless range of individualities, this chapter considers concepts, such as development of individual identities of culture, the dominant influences of cultural perception (such as media and politics) and the personal experience of intersectional processes in shaping personal needs, wants and notions of spirituality.


Unconscious bias Ethnocentricity Intercultural communication apprehension Homogenisation 



Black and Minority Ethnic Groups


United Kingdom


United Nations High Commission for Refugees


World Health Organization


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social CareManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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