Culturally Sensitive Care
Culturally Sensitive Care (e) 2023-24
School Of Medical And Health Sciences
Module - Semester 2
Catrin Hedd Jones
Topics may include:
- Theoretical models of culture and language in the social world.
- The nature and complexity of language and discourse within the social world and the interaction of social actors, focused on identity and belonging.
- Relevance of cultural and language sensitivity within a policy context in dementia care
- Cultural and language sensitivity within person centeredness and relationship centered approaches.
- The concept of quality of life and notions of wellbeing in the context of living within a mono/bilingual context and explore issues of biography, compassion and dignity.
- Ethnography of clinical care settings and the notion of malignant psychology.
- Applying Positioning Theory to an analysis of how language and cultural awareness informs clinical and family-based interventions in dementia care.
- The issues of ‘loss’ and its relevance to language and culture as part of dementia care.
- The benefits of positive approaches towards cultural and language sensitivity.
-threshold -Basic understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. Students will be required to achieve a minimum of C- grade in the assignment to in order to pass the theory component of the module. -good -Good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade B- in the Grading Criteria -excellent -Very good understanding of the facts and principles specific to the topics covered in this module and evidence of additional evidence gained by the student. This equates to a minimum mark of Grade A- in the Grading Criteria
- 1. Demonstrate an in depth, detailed knowledge and contemporary comprehension of theoretical models/ approaches to the role of cultural and language meaning as part of a lived experience, focusing on current evidence on developing an ethnographic understanding between individual and collective experiences of biography, language and culture.
- 2. Identify and critically analyse the structural and policy context for supporting language sensitivity and the development of the concept of an ‘Active offer’ in different contexts, exploring mechanisms of conflicts, constraints and facilitators.
- 3. Demonstrate and articulate a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical models and knowledgebase regarding language and culture as part of person centeredness and relationship centred approaches in dementia care, with attention to compassion and dignity.
- 4. Critically appraise the current clinical and family caregiving models that account for cultural competency and its role in managing behavioural crisis and complexity in a number of settings, including family, community and acute areas.
A reflection on the theme for each week
Present an essay focusing on how language and cultural sensitivity may be improved in complex situations or at times of crisis for people with dementia and/or their carer(s).