Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cultural Competence

About a fortnight ago Eugene Raikhel offered a useful introduction to items available on the 'net about cultural competence for psychiatrists and those in related occupations on his Somatosphere blog. I would be very interested in learning about any similar mother lodes of advice and information for career developers. Meanwhile, here's a permalink to Raikhel's entry and one to an entry in a nascent companion wiki for this blog.

2010-October-21 (edit): Google just announced that it's phasing out files for its groups, which is where I had stored the stuff scratched out above. So here are the links:

Culture Counts by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
On-line information clearinghouse called Diversity Rx
Cultural Competence Resources for Health Care Providers by the US Dept of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration
McGill's Transcultural Psychiatry Division has developed the Cultural Consultation Service, its own model for addressing these issues.
2006 PLoS Medicine essay by Arthur Kleinman and Peter Benson on cultural competence and its links to contributions anthropology and ethnography.