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Cultural vulnerability: A narrative approach to intercultural care

Gunaratnam, Yasmin. 2011. Cultural vulnerability: A narrative approach to intercultural care. Qualitative Social Work, pp. 1-15. [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article uses analysis of focus group discussions with palliative care professionals in the United Kingdom to discuss the value of a stance of cultural vulnerability in intercultural social work. Cultural vulnerability recognizes mutual vulnerabilities in caring relationships. The meanings and potential of cultural vulnerability are explicated through an in-depth case study analysis of a group interview with hospice social workers. Narrative methods are advocated as a resource in supporting practitioners to recognize cultural vulnerability and to work with indeterminacy and difficult emotions. The representation and role of cultural knowledge and racism in social work narratives is givenspecific attention.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/1473325011420323

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
29 December 2011Completed

Item ID:

6555

Date Deposited:

05 Mar 2012 10:20

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 09:21

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6555

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