1st Edition

Transforming Racial and Cultural Lines in Health and Social Care
Listening, Loving, and Lifting Spirits When You Can




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ISBN 9780367258993
December 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Fostering caring communication and connections within and across racial and cultural lines is at the heart of this book. It proposes an innovative new model for transforming racial and cultural lines in health and social care through communication processes, and introduces listening partnerships as a cost-effective, sustainable intervention to improve communication skills.

Transforming Racial and Cultural Lines in Health and Social Care walks the reader through the process of developing the essential skills for racially and culturally effective and compassionate communication. Divided into four parts, the book includes examples that highlight the significance of each skill and provides listening partnerships on each topic. In the final part of the book, Froehlich and Thornton-Marsh interview medical, health and social care practitioners regarding their experiences using racially and culturally effective communication to transform health and social care. Improved communication enhances the experience of health and social care for both patients and practitioners and ultimately supports better health outcomes.

Transforming Racial and Cultural Lines in Health and Social Care is essential reading for health and social care students looking to improve their communication skills and provide better care.

Table of Contents

Part 1 One Human Race with a Tapestry of Cultures: A Communication Process for Transforming Racial and Cultural Lines in Health and Social Care  1.The Art of Racially and Culturally Effective Communication in Health and Social Care  2.A Model for Transforming Racial and Cultural Lines: Listening, Loving, and Lifting Spirits  Part 2 Refinement of Racially and Culturally Effective Communication in Health and Social Care  3.Presence and Attunement  4.Loving and Inviting Life Narratives  5.Aligning and Responding to Emotions  6.Lifting Spirits  7.Teamwork and Collaboration  Part 3 Deepening and Restoring Connections Within and Across Racial and Cultural Lines  8.Understanding Oppression and Internalized Oppression Within and Across Racial and Cultural Identities  9.Oppression, Health and Wellbeing  10.Partnerships to Dismantle Oppression  Part 4 Garnering Love, Hope, and Leadership for Human and Planetary Health  11.Hopes and Visions for Human and Planetary Health: Voices of Front-Line Workers as Leaders (Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Physician Assistants and Social Workers)  12.Transforming Experiences in Health and Social Care to Improve Health and Wellbeing for All.  Appendix A.The Transformative Power of Language  Appendix B.Assessing Your Strengths and Areas for Improvement as a Racially and Culturally Effective Communicator  Appendix C.Listening and Engaging to Transform: Listening Partnership Questions and Discussion/Journal Prompts  Appendix D.Health and Wellbeing of People Under Threat.

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Author(s)

Biography

Jan Froehlich 0000-0002-6584-690X is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of New England (UNE), Maine, USA.

June Thornton-Marsh 0000-0003-2658-596X is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice, Maine, USA.