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Final Thoughts

Mo Yee Lee and Amy Zaharlick

in Culturally Competent Research

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199846597
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199315918 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846597.003.0007
Final Thoughts

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The concluding chapter summarizes the key issues related to culturally competent research in social work. It highlights the current challenges of culturally competent social work research including the cultural assumptions and beliefs of the researcher; the various conceptualizations of cultural competence by the social work profession; the growing and increasing complexity of our society; and the fact that culture is dynamic, fluid, and evolving—all of which are further impacted by globalization. Albeit challenging, the social work profession is making inroads toward cultural competence. The chapter also describes useful indicators that benchmark culturally competent research.

Keywords: culturally competent social work research; challenges; social work profession; cultural competence

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