There is much discussion around cultural sensitivity and cultural expertise, but now the discussion has shifted to cultural sensibility, which is a deliberate behavior that proactively provides an enriched provider consumer/patient interaction, where the health care provider acknowledges cultural issues and situations through thoughtful reasoning, responsiveness, and discreet (attentive, considerate, and observant) interactions. In this highly practical and informative handbook, author Sally Ellis Fletcher offers healthcare providers a process that encourages them to first consider their own attitudes, biases, beliefs, and prejudices through self-reflection. Cultural Sensibility in Healthcare challenges readers to examine cultural issues beyond just theory and to instead explore culture as it affects your professional role thus creating culturally sensibility health care
.... provides staff nurses and their managers with the knowledge they need to: Identify verbal abuse, bullying, and other detrimental behaviors; Develop responses to defuse or head off such behaviors; Create positive alternatives to hostility.
"Reveals how health care providers can revitalize medicine - and help control costs - by taking control of their jobs, improving existing processes, sharing decision-making, boosting one another's self-esteem and rising to face challenges together. The book also zeroes in on the special needs, rights, and responsibilities of patients."
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