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ERIC Number: EJ893084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Commentary: Cultural Adaptation, Collaboration, and Exchange
Palinkas, Lawrence Albert
Research on Social Work Practice, v20 n5 p544-546 Sep 2010
This commentary reviews three articles linked together by two themes (a) the use of cultural adaptation of evidence-based practices to reduce disparities in health and services delivery and (b) the importance of collaboration involving intervention developers, practitioners, and consumers when delivering services. Both themes illustrate a process of cultural exchange, enabling researchers to develop interventions that are more meaningful and acceptable to consumers; providers to develop a stronger therapeutic alliance with consumers; and consumers to develop greater understanding and acceptance of treatment process. Such exchanges lead to improved consumer outcomes and greater satisfaction with services. By serving as a culture broker or change agents, social workers can play a leadership role in the translation of research to practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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