This insightful volume demonstrates how important an individual’s personal, familial, and cultural characteristics are to his or her receptiveness and response to therapy. Meaning of Culture in Pediatric Rehabilitation and Health Care helps occupational therapists and physical therapists develop effective interventions by showing them how to avoid cultural stereotypes and improve communication across cultural boundaries. It helps therapists to define culture, understand the uniqueness of each client’s culture, and appreciate how their own medical acculturation affects their view of clients and their families. Invaluable for OTs and PTs at all levels, this new book provides an update on the changing demographics of American society and aids understanding of how culture influences care seeking, caregiving, and acceptance of health care for children. It also includes a bibliography and reviews of additional sources of information on the topic of culture and pediatric rehabilitation to assist readers in further study. Specific advice on educating yourself and your associates about culture and communicating with persons from different cultures is featured to help OTs and PTs offer effective intervention.
Contents The Culture Concept in the Everyday Practice of Occupational and Physical Therapy