International Social Work
This material will be a good teaching resource, and is rightly included as part of the way forward, for by the end of this book, O'Hagan has made a convincing case for people who work in the caring professions to develop and practise improved levels of cultural competency. This book provides a great resource for students and practitioners learning about cultural sensitivity. It is challenging, and the personal disclosures in the Acknowledgements and Epilogue speak for the sincerity with which the challenges are made. I encourage people in the caring professions to take them up.
The idea of cultural competence has become the big idea in health care and is beginning to creep into social care. This is a useful book that provides an opportunity to reflect on the issues and differences between anti-racist and culturally sensitive practice.