Health Care Service
Several models of service care delivery have emerged to meet the challenges of providing health care to our growing multiethnic world. This article will present Campinha-Bacote’s model of cultural competence in health care delivery: The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Health-care Services. This model views cultural competence as the ongoing process in which the health care provider continuously strives to achieve the ability to effectively work within the cultural context of the client (individual, family, community). This ongoing process involves the integration of cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounters, and cultural desire.