How multi-cultural awareness is important in work

http://www.lesley.edu/intercultural-relations-alumna-lynn-stoller-puts-her-degree-to-work-in-healthcare/

“Tell us about a time when a participant in your training had an “aha” moment.

A key point that I make in all of my trainings is that our social identities—race, religion, socioeconomic status, age, or sexual orientation—impact our perceptions of and interactions with others. This is particularly important for health care providers to understand because often there is a false belief that it’s only the patients and families that come to the table with specific cultural and religious values. It’s important to remember that we’re all influenced by our backgrounds, whether educational, professional, cultural, or religious."

“Social Identity and Culture

The Dynamics of Self and Culture course has been foundational in all of the training I do with health care providers. I’m able to better help them become more aware of how their own identities and value systems shape their interactions with patients so that they can better manage those influences and understand how those influences shape the perspectives and decisions of their patients."

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