Equality and Diversity

Culturally Appropriate care

The guide to providing culturally appropriate care in Hampshire is aimed at front line care professionals. It outlines the cultural needs of the existing communities of Hampshire.

Principles of culturally appropriate care

  • Avoid discrimination - recognising and responding to cultural and religious diversity is key towards eliminating discrimination in our work.

  • Be open about cultural diversity - this will enable staff to offer the most culturally competent care that they can.

  • Avoid stereotyping - do not presume that individuals share uniformly the beliefs or practices of their faith or cultural community. Remember the individual is the expert when it comes to their culture, religion or spirituality.

  • Communicate well - culturally appropriate care is based on good communication with the individual, their family and sometimes with the wider community, by staff that can recognise possible issues, be ready to ask the right questions and communicate these well across the team.

  • Other traditions

    Other traditions: Agnosticism, atheism and ‘no religion’, Baha’i, Humanism, Paganism and Rastafarianism

  • Other Communities

    Other Hampshire communities: Asylum seekers & refugees, Indian, Irish, Middle Eastern, Pakistani and Vietnamese