Document Type

Article

Publication Date

August 1992

ISSN

0272-9490

Abstract

Cultural sensitivity is a crucial component of health care provision, particularly in psychiatric settings. As society becomes more multicultural, it is essential for occupational therapists to continue to develop cultural competence, which is defined in this paper as an awareness of, sensitivity to, and knowledge of the meaning of culture. At San Francisco General Hospital, an innovative multicultural model consisting of special focus programs is used. The key to the success of such programs is a culturally competent professional staff.

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SJSU users: Use the following link to login and access the article via SJSU databases.This article was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, volume 46, issue 8, 1992, and can also be found online here.

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