The approach of cultural humility encourages us to identify and acknowledge our biases (1). Cultural humility calls for self-reflection, curiosity, and creating opportunities for people to be heard (2):
- An ongoing process and commitment to self-reflection and a self-critique at the individual and institutional level.
- Desire and curiosity to explore one’s own culture, assumptions, similarities, and differences with individuals and families with whom we work.
- Obligation to set our power and authority aside to create authentic opportunities for individuals and families to be valued and heard.
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- Browning, David. “Visiting a Foreign Land: Cultivating Cultural Humility in Pediatric Palliative Care. Accessed 3/25/12. www.baltimoresun.com/news/bal-angels-ippchandout,0,2913672.story