Research

Cultural competence: lessons from research

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Introduction

Culturally competent practice requires the same knowledge, values and skills which underpin any competency training in health and social care professions, but it also requires cultural awareness, and a cultural sensitivity in attitude and approach. Examine the meaning of culture and how to apply these lessons to practice

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