Developing Cultural Humility by Miguel E. Gallardo download in pdf, ePub, iPad
Regrettably, such well-intentioned protections may have compounded the issue. The idea is if providers are more aware of the cultural background and beliefs of their clients, communication will be easier. At each step of the research process, thoughtful consideration of these values and principles is needed. The traditional notion of competence in clinical training as a detached mastery of a theoretically finite body of knowledge may not be appropriate for this area of physician education. Ideas of ethnocentrism and racism, where the underlying idea implies that the problem is due to the difference, are abandoned.
Researchers often explain their findings and base their conclusions by making assumptions about cultural groups. That is where humility comes in. Identify your own cultural and family beliefs and values. In contrast, the sample of Latino women in this study did not behave as expected.
It involves self-awareness and an awareness and acceptance of the other person and any differences in the contrasting cultures. Cultural humility is proposed as a more suitable goal in multicultural medical education.
The Latino physician had a difficult time influencing the perspective of this nurse, who focused on her self-proclaimed cultural expertise. Nothing could be more arrogant or further from the truth. Using cultural stereotypes in this way disregards the heterogeneity of groups and wrongly assumes that cultural beliefs and behaviors always go along with ethnic identity.
And adding in the lifelong self-reflection process of cultural humility is key to improving care. Sadly, this is not an uncommon belief. It is in this way that mindfulness has a role with developing cultural humility. Beliefs about race, ethnicity, class, religion, immigration status, gender roles, age, linguistic capability, and sexual orientation are explored. Reflections of researcher An additional set of values worthy of examination are the values embedded in research often guided by ethical principles.
In this process, such mental processes are not pushed away or ignored. For some, value is given to family-centered decision making instead of individual autonomy. It is hidden and internal, yet is what helps shape our behaviors and interactions with others. Humility requires courage and flexibility. Everyday activities such as where you shop, how you travel to work, and what you eat tell something about your values.
What neighborhood you live and work in influences who you deal with on a day-to-day basis and how you define community. This text is useful for stimulating discussions about privilege, power, and the impact race has on either bringing people together or creating more distance, whether intentionally or unintentionally. In the stereotypical perspective, difference is generally defined as anyone who is non-white, non-Western, non-heterosexual, non-English speaking, and non-Judeo-Christian. Misunderstandings, false assumptions, lack of communication and understandings can arise more easily when people are operating from differing core beliefs. Melanie Tervalon and Jann Murray-Garcia describe cultural humility as a lifelong process of self-reflection and self-critique.
To practice cultural humility is to maintain a willingness to suspend what you know, or what you think you know, about a person based on generalizations about their culture. The scientific values that the researcher brings to the potential participant may not be appreciated by others whose values are grounded in other areas such as religious teachings.
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