Cultural Competence Law and Legal Definition
Cultural competence means the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. It is a set of attitudes, behaviors, and policies that combines knowledge about groups of people into practices and standards to improve the quality of services to all cultural groups that are served.1The term is seen used in juvenile and healthcare laws. Cultural competence mainly consists of four parts:
(a) Awareness of the individual’s own cultural worldview.
(b) Attitude towards cultural differences.
(c) Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews.
(d) cross-cultural skills.
The following is an example of a state statute (Oregon) defining the term:
According to ORS § 418.975, ‘Cultural competence’ means accepting and respecting diversity and differences in a continuous process of self-assessment and reflection on one's personal and organizational perceptions of the dynamics of culture.
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