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dc.contributor.authorGrant, Julianen_US
dc.contributor.authorParry, Yvonneen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuerin, Paulineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T03:38:41Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T03:38:41Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-04
dc.identifier.citationGrant, J., Parry, Y., & Guerin, P. (2013). An investigation of culturally competent terminology in healthcare policy finds ambiguity and lack of definition. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(3), 250–256. https://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12067en_US
dc.identifier.issn1753-6405
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/38810
dc.description© 2013 The Authors. ANZJPH © 2013 Public Health Association of Australia Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND).en_US
dc.description.abstractObjective : This research explored how the concept of cultural competence was represented and expressed through health policies that were intended to improve the quality and efficacy of healthcare provided to families from culturally marginalised communities, particularly women and children with refugee backgrounds. Method : A critical document analysis was conducted of policies that inform healthcare for families from culturally marginalised communities in two local government areas in South Australia. Results : The analysis identified two major themes: lack of, or inconsistent, definitions of ‘culture’ and ‘cultural competency’ and related terms; and the paradoxical use of language to determine care. Conclusions : Cultural competence within health services has been identified as an important factor that can improve the health outcomes for families from marginalised communities. However, inconsistency in definitions, understanding and implementation of cultural competence in health practice makes it difficult to implement care using these frameworks. Implications : Clearly defined pathways are necessary from health policy to inform culturally competent service delivery. The capacity for policy directives to effectively circumvent the potential deleterious outcomes of culturally incompetent services is only possible when that policy provides clear definitions and instructions. Consultation and partnership are necessary to develop effective definitions and processes relating to cultural competence.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rights© 2013 The Authors. ANZJPH © 2013 Public Health Association of Australia Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND).en_US
dc.subjectcultural competenceen_US
dc.subjecthealth policiesen_US
dc.subjectculturally marginalised communitiesen_US
dc.subjectrefugeeen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of culturally competent terminology in healthcare policy finds ambiguity and lack of definitionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12067en_US
dc.rights.holderThe Authors.en_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY-NC-ND
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupParry, Yvonne: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8030-2671en_US


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