Culture and Occupation, 3rd Edition
Culture and Occupation, 3rd Edition
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Type: Book
SKU: 900371
Type: Book
SKU: 900371
Publisher: AOTA Press
Published: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-56900-371-8
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Edited by Shirley A. Wells, DrPH, OTR, FAOTA; Roxie M. Black, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; and Jyothi Gupta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Culture influences all aspects of occupation. As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, becoming a culturally competent and effective practitioner is crucial for client-centered practice and improved health outcomes. This new and timely edition of the bestselling Culture and Occupation provides comprehensive approach to understanding culture; cultural effectiveness in clinical and community practice, education, and research; and evaluating cultural effectiveness.


Both theoretical and practical, this relevant, new text explores the sociopolitical structures that reinforce health disparities and provides guidance for client interactions. The Model for Cultural Effectiveness, introduced in this edition, helps practitioners, researchers, educators, and students develop self-awareness, understand power, attain cultural knowledge, improve cross-cultural skills, and create a plan for effectiveness and reflection. Throughout the text, thoughtful reflective questions challenge readers to consider their own cultural positions and ways in which they can better interact with others and promote occupational justice.



Section I. Culture and Occupation

Chapter 1. Exploring Culture

Chapter 2. Sociocultural Aspects of Occupation

Chapter 3. Sociopolitical Aspects of Occupation: Occupational Justice

Chapter 4. Changing Language of Cultural Competence


Section II. Characteristics of Cultural Effectiveness

Chapter 5. Model for Cultural Effectiveness

Subsection A.   Self-Awareness, Attitudes and Power

Chapter 6. Cultural Self-Awareness, Critical Reflection, and Transforming Attitudes

Chapter 7. Prejudice, Privilege, and Power 

Chapter 8. Acquiring Cultural Self-Awareness

Subsection B.   Cultural Knowledge

Chapter 9. Health Status and Health Disparities

Chapter 10. Exploring Cultural Knowledge

Subsection C.  Cross-Cultural Skills

Chapter 11. Developing Cross-Cultural Communication Skills

Chapter 12. Effective Patient–Provider Communication in Cross Cultural Encounters

Subsection D.  Plan for Effectiveness and Reflection

Chapter 13. Developing a Personal Plan to Advance Cultural Effectiveness


Section III. Culture and Clinical Practice

Chapter 14. Issues in Clinical Interaction for Culture Effectiveness

Chapter 15. Culture and Ethics 

Chapter 16. Client-Centered Cross Cultural Occupational Therapy: A Phenomenological Study   

Chapter 17. Cultural Essence of Patient Encounters

Chapter 18. Cultural Values and Lifestyles

Chapter 19. Evidence-Based Strategies for Addressing Language Disparities in Patient Care

Chapter 20. Integration of Health Promotion, Culture, and Occupational Therapy: Case Scenario

Chapter 21. Influence of Culture on Food in Occupational Therapy Intervention


Section IV. Culture and Education

Chapter 22. Educating for Cultural Effectiveness (Roxie)

Chapter 23. Experiential and Reflective Educational Strategies to Facilitates Cultural Competence          

Chapter 24. Culturally Responsive Care in Occupational Therapy Practice: Bridging Classroom to Community

Chapter 25. Building an Inclusive Educational Environment to Support Diversity

Chapter 26. Fostering Cultural Awareness through Fieldwork Experiences with People From Refugee Background


Section V. Culture and Community, Population-based Practice

Chapter 27. Issues in Community and Population-based Practice for Culture Effectiveness

Chapter 28. Developing a Handwriting Instruction Program for Adults Learning English as a Second Language  

Chapter 29. The Living Well Program: A Community-based Participatory Wellness Program        


Section VI. Culture and Research

Chapter 30. Health Research and Issues of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Chapter 31. Cultural Competence and the Research Process: A Study Comparing Mexican-American and European-American Older Adults’ Strategies for Promoting Functional Independence


Section VII. Evaluating Cultural Effectiveness

Chapter 32. Tools for Assessing Cultural Competence

Chapter 33. Evidence for Culturally Effectiveness


978-1-56900-371-8, 474 pages, 2016