Gill, Gurwinder. The (Brown) Elephant in the Room: Understanding the Diverse Health Practices of the South Asian Community. Mishawaka, IN: Better World Books, 2016.
Hall, Edward T. Beyond Culture. New York: Anchor Books, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1977.
Laroche, Lionel and Caroline Yang. Danger and Opportunity: Bridging Cultural Diversity for Competitive Advantage. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Insights into Culture
- Country Insights from Global Affairs Canada
- Global Affairs Canada’s Intercultural Glossary
- If you are interested in understanding one particular culture, the Intercultural Press website has resources.
Issues in Cross-Cultural Communication
- Cultural Competence Education resources developed by SickKids in Toronto; cross-cultural issues in communicating with patients and their families can also be applied to working with colleagues from different cultures.
- The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario has produced “Embracing Cultural Diversity in Health Care.”
- Duke University’s Office for Institutional Equity has produced a “Cultural Competency” toolkit for managers.
- This resource from the Institute for Diversity in Health Management looks at “Becoming a Culturally Competent Health Care Organization.”
- The Government of Canada’s Centre for Intercultural Learning has produced “A Profile of the Interculturally Effective Person.”
- A look at factors that impact cross-cultural communication in the workplace and beyond (from the ToughNickel website).
- Marcelle E. DuPraw and Marya Axner look at “Working on Common Cross-cultural Communication Challenges.”
- Global Cognition published Louise Rassmussen’s article “Cross-Cultural Competence: Engage People from any Culture.”
- This blog entry from AFS Perspectives looks at “Overcoming Obstacles in Intercultural Communication.”
- The Canadian Medical Protective Association looks at what happens “When medicine and culture meet.”
In the design of this course we hoped to achieve the following objectives:
- Know the key attributes of cultural competence
- Understand the “iceberg” model of culture
- Recognize the importance of having difficult conversations about culture
- Understand the value of cultural competence
You’ve completed the course!
We hope that you found it helpful and thought-provoking.
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