The diversity based approach to culturally sensitive practices

Ruby C.M. Chau, Wai Kam YU, Cam T.L. Tran

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This paper discusses the main ideas of the Diversity Based approach to culturally sensitive practices in health and social care services.This approach is important in emphasizing the fluid nature of culture, the diversity in cultural groups and the impact of inegalitarian and racist power relations on their life. Chinese people in the UK are used as an example to demonstrate how exploration of the diversity of ethnic minority groups could strengthen cultural sensitivity. Some methods for the realization of the Diversity Based approach, such as the culturagram and user involvement, have also been highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-33
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

User-Defined Keywords

  • Chinese people
  • cultural knowledge
  • culturally sensitive practices
  • Diversity Based approach
  • health and social care


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