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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast

Apr 26, 2024

Brenda Agnew, your host, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Aaron Palmer, the owner of Palmer Wellness and Rehab and an occupational therapist. They delve into the vital subjects of cultural responsiveness and humility, offering valuable insights and suggestions on how to exercise humility and achieve a better understanding of people from different cultural backgrounds,


Key Takeaways:

[3:21]  What does cultural responsiveness mean?

[6:48] Aaron shares the meaning of cultural competence.

[9:32] Be careful of stereotyping!

[11:08] Why is it important for organizations to be conscious of cultural competence and responsiveness?

[12:03] Don't be afraid to ask questions when working with people from different backgrounds.

[13:51] How can people understand more about different cultures?

[17:34] A commitment needs to arise after seeing the particular cultural background someone brings, 

[17:55] Aaron emphasizes the need to acknowledge our biases (we all have them anyway)

[19:34] Engaging in honest and authentic conversations with clients/patients is crucial.

[21:05] Aaron explains the therapeutic use of self.

[24:58] It is okay to admit we don’t know it all, show curiosity respectfully, and develop connectedness with clients. 

[29:01] Aaron speaks about balancing power imbalances.

[33:03] Aaron dives deep into the topic of cultural responsiveness.

[36:02] What does cultural responsiveness look like?

[39:58] We all have a reason for doing what we do. What is that reason?   

[41:48] What does Team Splitting mean?

[46:39] We are all just human beings.

[50:03] Aaron talks about his background, his motivation to become an Occupational Therapist, and how he conducts his business.


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