Culture and Disability provides information about views of disability in other cultures and ways in which rehabilitation professionals may improve services for persons from other cultures, especially recent immigrants. The book includes chapters with descriptions of the interaction of culture and disability. A model on "Culture Brokering" provides a framework for addressing conflicts that often arise between service providers and clients from differing cultures. Seven chapters discuss the cultural perspectives of China, Jamaica, Korea, Haiti, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, focusing on how disability is understood in these cultures.

An Introduction to Haitian Culture for Rehabilitation Service Providers

An introduction to Haitian culture for rehabilitation service providers


The goals of this chapter are twofold. The first goal is to provide service providers an overview of Haitian history and culture along with recommendations regarding working with Haitian clients. The need for such an overview is clear. News about Haiti is often limited to AIDS, voodoo, or political violence. This scarcity of information leaves service providers and others with less than a full picture of Haitian culture. This chapter does not attempt to capture every aspect of Haiti or of Haitian immigrant life in America. The Haitian community in the United States is diverse, and differences in social class and regional variations make it impossible to generalize ...

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