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Cultural Humility

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Mackenzie Hanna

on 11 September 2015

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Transcript of Cultural Humility

Cultural Humility
Understanding & Respecting Other Cultures
"Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts."
Culture comes from a long history of people and can changes constantly. We do not have the same cultural characteristics as we did when the settlers arrived, nor the 1920's.
Many aspects oulture define us as a society, although some can be perpetuated stereotypes that may not fit everyone in that cultural group.
What is culture?
To not be proud or arrogant.

Admitting and accepting that you are not the best, or that you may know everything.

Showing respect to others and not treating them as though you are better.
What is humility?
Having sufficient knowledge of a topic, or ability.

Knowing what is necessary to be thought of as knowledgable or skilled on a topic.
What is competency?
Cultural Competence: saying "I know enough about all the cultures to succeed."

Cultural Humility: saying "I may know about other cultures, but I will always be learning as I continue on. I will never know everything about all cultures I will encounter."
Cultural Humility vs. Competence
"Cultural humility incorporates a consistent commitment to learning and reflection, but also an understanding of power dynamics and one’s own role in society. It is based on the idea of mutually beneficial relationships rather than one person educating or aiding another in attempt to minimize the power imbalances in client-professional relationships. There are three main components to cultural humility: lifelong commitment to self-evaluation and self-critique, fix power imbalances, and develop partnerships with people and groups who advocate for others" -Wikipedia
Cultural Humility
"an innate right to be valued, respected, and to receive ethical treatment" - Wikipedia

Every human life has value, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, beliefs, etc. Even if you do not agree with their lifestyle, choices, or who they are, they should still be respected and treated as such.

Examples of violation of human dignity include: Humiliation, Instrumentalization or objectification, Degradation, Dehumanization. ie. Toture, rape, social exclusion, labor exploitation, slavery.
What is human dignity?
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