Teaching cultural humility: Understanding others by reflecting on ourselves Book Chapter

Cabán-Alemán, C, King, J, Padilla, A et al. (2019). Teaching cultural humility: Understanding others by reflecting on ourselves . 179-191. 10.1007/978-3-030-29876-0_11

cited authors

  • Cabán-Alemán, C; King, J; Padilla, A; Tse, J

fiu authors

abstract

  • Culture plays a key role in defining the predisposing, precipitating, perpetuating, and protective factors of illness etiology, which in turn drive treatment planning. Cultural humility is a concept by which providers can become more aware of the unique cultures of patients and communities, shifting away from a limited definition of culture as a finite body of ethnographic information to be mastered. This concept provides a framework for providers to develop empathy skills by continuously reflecting on their own biases, recognizing power dynamics and developing respectful partnerships with their patients and communities, which helps address the structural inequities that potentiate illness and impact recovery. The options, challenges, and limitations of teaching clinicians to practice cultural humility are explored, with some suggestions for curricular components.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9783030298753

start page

  • 179

end page

  • 191