Understanding other cultures: the need for training.


People from ethnic minorities from a substantial group treated in the renal unit, some 10% or more. Because of the language, dietary and cultural differences, there are special problems for the multi-disciplinary team in communication, understanding and sensitivity to the particular needs that may arise. Three case studies and their implications will be discussed. In all these situations staff felt helpless and de-skilled, having no knowledge of the cultural implications. Questionnaires show that the majority of staff from all disciplines receive very little, if any, training in the faiths and cultural traditions of those from other countries--a situation that needs urgent attention.

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@article{Braybrooke1998UnderstandingOC, title={Understanding other cultures: the need for training.}, author={M E Braybrooke}, journal={EDTNA/ERCA journal}, year={1998}, volume={24 1}, pages={19-21} }