Moving towards increased cultural competency in public health research

Gibbs, Lisa, Waters, Elizabeth, Renzaho, Andre and Kulkens, Maree 2008, Moving towards increased cultural competency in public health research, in Researching with communities : grounded perspectives on engaging communities in research, Muddycreek Press, Auckland, New Zealand, pp.339-355.

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Title Moving towards increased cultural competency in public health research
Author(s) Gibbs, Lisa
Waters, Elizabeth
Renzaho, Andre
Kulkens, Maree
Title of book Researching with communities : grounded perspectives on engaging communities in research
Editor(s) Williamson, Andy
DeSouza, Ruth
Publication date 2008
Chapter number 24
Total chapters 27
Start page 339
End page 355
Total pages 17
Publisher Muddycreek Press
Place of Publication Auckland, New Zealand
Summary There has been a renewed focus in recent decades on collaborative approaches in community-based public health research and interventions. This is an important grounding for addressing the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. But how well do we as researchers prepare for the complexities of working with CALD communities? And what sort of support do we need to meet the challenges of the task? Cultural competence refers to the extent to which researchers, practitioners and organisations have the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and policies to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. The shift towards cultural competence in public health is evidenced by the development of policies and guidelines by government bodies and leading research institutions in countries such as Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. This chapter will draw on these guidelines, on models of cultural competency used in welfare and health service delivery, and on collaborative research approaches. A framework for moving towards cultural competence in public health research and health promotion interventions will be discussed, drawing case study examples from the co-authors' community-based experiences. This will highlight the complexities but also the importance of adopting culturally competent strategies in public health research and health promotion interventions. The need for supporting government and funding structures will also be proposed .
ISBN 9780955694103
0955694108
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2008, Muddycreek Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021112

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Collection: Public Health Research, Evaluation, and Policy Cluster
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