From the Coordinator The National Center for Cultural Competence of Georgetown University defines the term culture as, “an integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thoughts, communications, languages, practices, beliefs, values, customs, courtesies, rituals, manners of interacting and roles, relationships and expected behaviors of a racial, ethnic, religious, or social group” (National ... Coordinator's Column
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Coordinator's Column   |   September 01, 2014
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SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, September 2014, Vol. 19, 80. doi:10.1044/gero19.3.80
SIG 15 Perspectives on Gerontology, September 2014, Vol. 19, 80. doi:10.1044/gero19.3.80
The National Center for Cultural Competence of Georgetown University defines the term culture as, “an integrated pattern of human behavior that includes thoughts, communications, languages, practices, beliefs, values, customs, courtesies, rituals, manners of interacting and roles, relationships and expected behaviors of a racial, ethnic, religious, or social group” (National Center for Cultural Competance, n.d.). As professionals who focus on cognition, language, and communication in a country with a racially and ethnically diverse population, speech-language pathologists and audiologists are constantly challenged to explore how their clinical practice is framed by and within the cultures of the individuals they serve. Those of us who choose to serve older adults are faced with the added complexity of the sociocultural aging phenomenon.
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