Understanding the Importance of Cultural Humility
There is a great difference between Cultural Humility and Cultural Competency. Cultural competence compromises behaviors, attitudes and policies that can come together on a continuum that will ensure that a system, agency, program, or individual can function effectively and appropriately in diverse cultural interaction and settings. It ensures an understanding, appreciation, and respect of cultural differences and similarities within, among and between groups. The concept of Cultural Humility was developed by social workers and counseling psychologists in the early 1980s. Cultural Humility is a lifelong commitment . . .
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