12 terms

Promoting Culturally Proficient Care

Chapter 2
define:cultural awareness
knowing about the similarities & differences among cultures
define: cultural sensitivity
being aware of the needs & feelings of your own culture and of other cultures
define: cultural competence
set of practice skills,knowledge, & attitudes
define: ethnocentrism
interpreting the beliefs & behavior of other in term of one's own cultural vaules & traditions
define: stereotypes
oversimplified conceptions,opinions,or beliefs about some aspect of a group of people
define: prejudice
prejudegement or bias based on characteristics such as race,age,or gender
define: segregation
physical seperation of housing & services based on race
define: discrimination
unfair & unequal treatment or access to services based on race,culture or other bias
define: intercultural communication
when members if two or more cultures exchange messages in a manner that is influenced by their different cultural perceptions
define: cultural empathy
the ability to experiece "as" the client experiences rather than "how" they expeirence themselves
define: acculturation
the modification of a groups's or individual's culture as a result of contact with another group
define: biocultural ecology
the assessment of skin color and biologic variations