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Cultural Vulnerability and Professional Narratives

Gunaratnam, Yasmin. 2011. Cultural Vulnerability and Professional Narratives. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 7(4), pp. 338-3349. ISSN 1552-4256 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

In this article the author draws upon research with palliative care professionals in the United Kingdom to discuss the value of a stance of cultural vulnerability in intercultural care. Cultural vulnerability recognizes the reality, but also the ethical value of uncertainty and not-knowing in care. Attentiveness to professional narratives is advocated as vital in the development of greater understanding of cultural vulnerability and its effects. The role of cultural identifications and the politics of racism in social work narratives is given specific attention.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/15524256.2011.623464

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2011Published

Item ID:

13570

Date Deposited:

22 Sep 2015 10:55

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 09:21

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13570
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