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Native Hawaiian traditional healing: culturally based interventions for social work practice.

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Source
Soc Work. 2002 Apr;47(2):183-92
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2002
Author
Donna E Hurdle
Author Affiliation
School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287-1802, USA. donna.hurdle@asu.edu
Source
Soc Work. 2002 Apr;47(2):183-92
Date
Apr-2002
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Attitude to Health - ethnology
Cultural Diversity
Ethnic Groups
Hawaii
Health Services, Indigenous - standards
Humans
Medicine, Traditional
Pacific Islands - ethnology
Professional Competence
Social Work - manpower - methods - standards
Transcultural Nursing
Abstract
Developing cultural competence is a key requirement for social workers in the multicultural environment of the 21st century. However, the development of social work interventions that are syntonic with specific cultural groups is a great challenge. Interventions that are based on the traditional healing practices of a particular culture ensure cultural relevance and consistency with its values and worldview. This article discusses the importance of culturally based interventions within a cultural competence framework and offers examples of such interventions used with Native Hawaiians. Two interventions are discussed, targeted to the micro (direct practice) level and macro (community practice) level of practice. Culturally based social work interventions may be most appropriate for client systems within a particular culture; however, some methods, such as ho'oponopono, have been successfully used with clients from other cultures as well.
PubMed ID
12019805 View in PubMed
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