Culturally Competent Practice: A Framework for Understanding by Doman Lum

By Doman Lum

CULTURALLY powerfuble perform: A FRAMEWORK FOR realizing assorted teams & JUSTICE matters can help you turn into a extra trained aiding expert via its robust culture of providing a version for realizing, measuring, and comparing cultural competence. writer Doman Lum explains how consumers and employees can develop into culturally useful and knowledgeable via operating via culturally established difficulties jointly. this article emphasizes cultural competence as a dialogical technique and demanding situations scholars and professors to proceed the dialog to accomplish better mutual realizing and social justice.

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Interesting in this respect is the new Dutch Social Support Act. This Act is based on the principle that each citizen has the right and opportunity to cope with his or her own living and working conditions. It includes that each citizen is entitled to mobility in his or her own community. It refers to accessible transport, accessible public spaces, accessible public provisions and services. Another aspect of the Social Support Act is the right of each citizen to meet other people, to be a member of associations, interest clubs, etc.

Privatizing strategies appeal less to volunteers and informal carers. They endanger civil society and the commitment of unpaid care workers. More sophisticated is to reflect on the impact on the attitude and morality. It is a process of economizing the social sector or as Bob Deacon said, ‘Health for all becomes health markets for all’ (Deacon 2000). The effects of economizing the social sector are hardly known and hardly investigated. Privatizing neglects and changes the character of the social domain itself.

In the postmodern state with a well educated population this collective protective system is considered outdated. It is even said to make people dependent on the protection system and its services (Marsland 1996). In the workfare state with its emphasis on activation and individual responsibility for working and living conditions a more individualized risk-taking and risk-sharing system should be more adequate (EC 1999). Most welfare states are indeed shifting certain risks from the collective sector to the privatized one.

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