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Author Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, 1975- author

Title Cultural safety, healthcare and vulnerable populations : a critical theoretical perspective / Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Structure of the book; About the author; References; 1. Developing a Social Consciousness; Feminist Standpoint Theory; White Privilege; The Impact of the Media in Shaping Our Perception of Various Racial Categories; Globalization; Social Justice; Conclusion; Review Questions; Case Study; References; Additional Resources; 2. Contesting the Notion of Culture; The Concept of Culture; Cultural Safety; Review Questions; Case Study; References; 3. Cultural Safety; Health Disparities; Racism
9. Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Our Role as Leaders; Review Questions; References; Index
Classism; Implicit Bias; Stereotype Threat; Historical Trauma; Cultural Safety; Trauma-informed Care; Review Questions; Case Study; References; Additional Resources; 4. Critical Race Theory; Review Questions; Case Study; References; 5. Situating Health Problems Within a Given Historical and Socio-political Context; Gender Inequality; Gender-Based Violence; Human Trafficking; Caring for the Victim of Violence; Assessing Victims of Violence; Documenting the Violence; Gender-Based Violence and Immigration Law; Building on Women's Capacities; Children; Poverty; Review Questions; Case Study
Summary Culturally safe healthcare is rapidly challenging previous notions of cultural competency or cultural sensitivity in healthcare provision. The increasing number of vulnerable populations means healthcare must be given by a healthcare provider who has developed a social consciousness in relation to his or her own socio-cultural positioning versus that of the patient. A culturally safe practitioner has engaged in an active examination of the power differences existing in this patient-provider relationship. In this book, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu critically analyzes the complex issues affecting the health of vulnerable populations. Written from a critical theoretical perspective she seeks to enhance the ability of the healthcare student to develop a social consciousness about the realities faced by many populations living on the margins of society, and thereafter make an active and conscious decision to engage in culturally safe healthcare and contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Through the application of postcolonial feminist theory this book conceptualizes health as being historically situated in social relations of power and emphasizes health interventions that are potentially empowering, and enhance emancipatory change. Through discussions of health provision for ethnic minorities, immigrant populations, and refugees, the book seeks to provide pragmatic guidance for culturally safe care for a variety of marginalized populations and invites students and professionals to think deeply about the implications of power, culture and health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Health Services Accessibility
Vulnerable Populations -- ethnology
Healthcare Disparities
Patient Safety
Social Discrimination
Socioeconomic Factors
Discrimination in medical care
Health facilities -- Safety measures
Health services accessibility -- Social aspects
Medical care -- Safety measures
Poor -- Medical care
Discrimination in medical care.
Health facilities -- Safety measures.
Medical care -- Safety measures.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Poor -- Medical care.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315708701 (electronic bk.)
9781315708706 (electronic bk.)