Cultural Safety and the Curriculum: Recommendations for Global Practice The world is changing and so are our caseloads. In the context of increasing cultural and linguistic diversity, clinicians and educators face multiple, complex challenges. We should be able to develop the skills and attitudes needed to greet such diversity, adopt new techniques that allow for ecologically valid service delivery, ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2011
Cultural Safety and the Curriculum: Recommendations for Global Practice
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  • Claire Penn
    Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of the WitwatersrandJohannesburg, South Africa
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Article   |   May 01, 2011
Cultural Safety and the Curriculum: Recommendations for Global Practice
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2011, Vol. 1, 4-11. doi:10.1044/gics1.1.4
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2011, Vol. 1, 4-11. doi:10.1044/gics1.1.4

The world is changing and so are our caseloads. In the context of increasing cultural and linguistic diversity, clinicians and educators face multiple, complex challenges. We should be able to develop the skills and attitudes needed to greet such diversity, adopt new techniques that allow for ecologically valid service delivery, provide relevant and ethical service with confidence and sensitivity, recognize the influence of culture on the disorders we treat, and understand both facilitators and barriers to care in multiple clinical contexts.

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