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by Dr Micol Ascoli,
Dr Tennyson Lee, Dr Nasir Warfa and Professor Kamaldeep
Last reviewed: September 2016
Much has been written on cultural competence as a way of
improving the care received by patients from diverse and different
There are certain implicit assumptions
surrounding the clinician’s knowledge base and attitudes and
towards the notion of cultural competence, which this module
attempts to challenge.
This module is intended as a guide for those
desiring to improve their practice and the outcomes for patients
from diverse cultural groups, and for those willing to look at
their own cultural biography as a significant factor affecting the
The module also encourages reflection and
challenge to familiar methods of practice, whilst undertaking safe
practice and innovation where appropriate.
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