Nicholas Comninellis

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March 2018

Cross-Cultural Healthcare Pearls

Should You Learn A New Language?

  Success with a long-term commitment in a new culture is highly associated with the ability to verbally communicate. People who are fluent in the common language are at a great advantage. By contrast, inability to communicate most always results in frustration for everyone involved, and renders ineffective even the most talented, intelligent, and well-intentioned

Cross-Cultural Healthcare Pearls

What Is Your Level Of Cultural Competence?

  The Cultural Competence Continuum, drawn from the work of Arthur Kleinman, suggests that there are definable levels in individual and organizational responses to cross-cultural interaction. What is your level?   Cultural Destructiveness is the most negative stage, characterized by intentional responses to eliminate individuals, groups, or cultural practices. These often underlie genocidal, racial-ethnic, and

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