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Anthropology in the Clinic: The Problem of Cultural Competency and How to Fix It

  • Published: October 24, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030294
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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Posted by MuffazalRawala on 06 Mar 2011 at 12:16 GMT

I googled this article while researching on cultural competence for a departmental audit I am doing.

The political correctness and assumed competence of culture that NHS and the Govt want all clinicians to automatically possess is a tick boxing approach that is hard to criticize without being misjudged.

The ethnographic approach gives a more palatable format to achieve similar objectives and better suited to a busy clinician as well as the patient.

It has given me an idea to write an article on use of this approach versus cultural competence in present day NHS systems.

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