Research Article

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Citation:  Smith, Tammy Jorgensen (2021). Multicultural ethics in rehabilitation services. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 54 (3), 295-304.
Title:  Multicultural ethics in rehabilitation services
Authors:  Smith, Tammy Jorgensen
Year:  2021
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
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Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Rehabilitation professionals are required to be competent in serving multiculturally diverse individuals in a manner that promotes empowerment and full engagement. Multicultural competency is critical for accurate clinical assessment and diagnosis and for effectively serving a diverse population of clients.
Purpose:  The major objective of this paper is to promote multicultural competency and sensitivity by increasing knowledge and awareness of ethical considerations for multicultural populations in rehabilitation settings.
Conclusions:  Diagnostic tools and ethical decision-making models that integrate multicultural considerations are discussed, and recommendations for building multicultural competency are provided.

Disabilities served:  Cognitive / intellectual impairment
Developmental disabilities
Multiple disabilities
Interventions:  Transition services
Outreach and orientation
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment