Joe J, Young R, Smith-Morris C, Epstein J, Beyond cultural competency: skill, reflexivity, and structure in successful tribal health care, 2014: American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol: 38, p29–48.

The paper is a critical discourse, which deconstructs the concept of ‘cultural competency’, based on Bourdieu’s model of reflexivity. Here, the authors have viewed culture competency as a colonizing force within biomedical practice that arises from reluctance to subject different categories of medical experience to cross cultural comparison. Using two case studies, the authors have built a model that distinguishes between cultural competency and cultural capital.

Joe J
Young R
Smith-Morris C
Epstein J