Cultural differences in health and social care communication

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Cultural differences in communication

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When working with cross-cultural situations there can be many problems due to the cultural differences of the people involved in the communication, such as language barriers, differences in what is considered polite, and/or the way in which people perceive each other's body language and gestures, possibly leading to misunderstandings and offence. One example of such cultural differences are those between Westerns culture (UK/USA) and Asia.

When first meeting someone from China, there is little difference between the methods of introducing yourself. It is considered polite to give your full name with a simple greeting. However, Chinese people tend to ...

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