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ERIC Number: EJ902479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Indigenous Footprints on Health Curriculum
Andersen, Clair
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v38 suppl p40-45 2009
There are numerous aspects to becoming an effective, culturally competent health practitioner, among these is the need to "become knowledgeable about the historical and sociopolitical backgrounds of clients" (Bemak et al., 2003, p. 26). It has been established that culturally sensitive empathy has the potential to contribute greatly to the healing process when working across cultures. It is therefore essential for an effective and productive client-healer relationship. Indeed it is said that "empathy bridges the gap" between practitioner and client (David & Erickson, 1990). This paper explores a model to develop cultural competence within health related courses. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia