|Published online: January 24, 2014||$US5.00|
The intercultural nature of health care requires strategies that give priority to effectiveness within interactions such as communication. This article emphasizes communication in a health context—in particular, intercultural communicative competence—as a tool for culturally relevant health care, mentioning some important variables for effectiveness and adaptation in intercultural situations. In the same way, diversity and cultural competence and their relation to health care are highlighted. Finally, some questions are raised concerning culturally relevant health care.
|Keywords:||Communication in Health, Intercultural Communicative Competence, Cultural Diversity, Cultural Competence|
The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2014, pp.41-45. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 24, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 359.656KB)).
Speech-Language Pathologist, Universidad Católica de Temuco, Temuco, Chile
Universidad Católica de Temuco, Temuco, Chile
Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile