In a multicultural society, all health and social care professionals need to deliver culturally appropriate services to meet the complex needs of their patients and service-users. This useful text provides a toolkit for students and practitioners to enable them to take account of cultural requirements in assessment, care planning and service delivery.
Working with Cultural Diversity in Health and Social Care explores the nature of culture, its components and develops a theoretically-informed framework to enable readers to explore their own cultural values and those of others. Focusing on integrated health and social care provision, the book:
- Sets service delivery within the context of current healthcare and social policy.
- Provides practical step-by-step guidance for conducting effective assessment, care planning and rehabilitation in relation to cultural norms and religious beliefs.
- Includes detailed practice examples, drawn from a diversity of cultures and relevant to both health and social care workers
This accessible book is essential reading for all students training to become frontline clinicians and practitioners in health and social services.
Siobhan Laird is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Nottingham, UK. She is also the author of Anti-Oppressive Social Work and Case Law for Social Workers.