Tailoring genetic information and services to clients’ culture, knowledge and language level
Anna Middleton Registered genetic counsellor, Clinical Genetics Department, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
Mushtaq Ahmed Registered genetic counsellor, Department of Clinical Genetics, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds
Sara Levene Registered genetic counsellor, Clinical Genetics, Guy’s Hospital, London
This article discusses approaches to dealing with transcultural care. Patient treatment can be improved by considering various cultural differences, establishing empathy, and focused listening. Scenarios, points for reflection and suggestions for non-judgemental language are provided.
Nursing Standard. 20, 2, 52-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.09.20.2.52.c3959