ERIC Number: EJ773718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 11
Resolving the Paradoxes of and Barriers to Patient-Centered Culturally Sensitive Health Care: Lessons from the History of Counseling and Community Psychology
Tucker, Carolyn M.; Herman, Keith C.
Counseling Psychologist, v35 n5 p735-743 2007
The three reviews of the Major Contribution in this issue of The Counseling Psychologist provide thought-provoking critiques of counseling psychology's role in patient-centered culturally sensitive health care. In this rejoinder, the authors situate these critiques within the historical context of enduring paradoxes and barriers confronting counseling psychologists' entry into health care settings. The primary themes of this discussion focus on the imprecision of health care terms, the paradox of empowerment, and the challenges of overcoming the status quo.
Descriptors: Psychologists, Counseling Psychology, Patients, Empowerment, Role, Counselor Client Relationship, Physician Patient Relationship, Change Strategies, Social Change, Interpersonal Competence, Sensitivity Training
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