Conducting spiritual assessments with native Americans: Enhancing cultural competency in social work practice courses

David Hodge, Gordon E. Limb

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Developing competency in diversity and assessment are key educational priorities. With Native American clients a spiritual assessment is typically required because spirituality is often instrumental to health and wellness in Native cultures. In keeping with the movement toward competency-based education, this qualitative study sought to answer the question: How can future social workers conduct spiritual assessments with Native American clients in an effective, culturally competent manner? Analysis yielded a number of practice-oriented insights that can be grouped into 4 categories: the importance of spiritual assessment, preassessment considerations, the process of conducting the assessment, and areas of potential value conflict. The implications of the results are discussed as they intersect social work education and practice courses in particular.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-284
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Fingerprint

social work
spirituality
social worker
education
health
Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Conducting spiritual assessments with native Americans : Enhancing cultural competency in social work practice courses. / Hodge, David; Limb, Gordon E.

In: Journal of Social Work Education, Vol. 46, No. 2, 03.2010, p. 265-284.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{3f65593c8b804c6184c5fe6c84f07a8a,
title = "Conducting spiritual assessments with native Americans: Enhancing cultural competency in social work practice courses",
abstract = "Developing competency in diversity and assessment are key educational priorities. With Native American clients a spiritual assessment is typically required because spirituality is often instrumental to health and wellness in Native cultures. In keeping with the movement toward competency-based education, this qualitative study sought to answer the question: How can future social workers conduct spiritual assessments with Native American clients in an effective, culturally competent manner? Analysis yielded a number of practice-oriented insights that can be grouped into 4 categories: the importance of spiritual assessment, preassessment considerations, the process of conducting the assessment, and areas of potential value conflict. The implications of the results are discussed as they intersect social work education and practice courses in particular.",
author = "David Hodge and Limb, {Gordon E.}",
year = "2010",
month = "3",
doi = "10.5175/JSWE.2010.200800084",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "46",
pages = "265--284",
journal = "Journal of Social Work Education",
issn = "1043-7797",
publisher = "Council on Social Work Education",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Conducting spiritual assessments with native Americans

T2 - Enhancing cultural competency in social work practice courses

AU - Hodge, David

AU - Limb, Gordon E.

PY - 2010/3

Y1 - 2010/3

N2 - Developing competency in diversity and assessment are key educational priorities. With Native American clients a spiritual assessment is typically required because spirituality is often instrumental to health and wellness in Native cultures. In keeping with the movement toward competency-based education, this qualitative study sought to answer the question: How can future social workers conduct spiritual assessments with Native American clients in an effective, culturally competent manner? Analysis yielded a number of practice-oriented insights that can be grouped into 4 categories: the importance of spiritual assessment, preassessment considerations, the process of conducting the assessment, and areas of potential value conflict. The implications of the results are discussed as they intersect social work education and practice courses in particular.

AB - Developing competency in diversity and assessment are key educational priorities. With Native American clients a spiritual assessment is typically required because spirituality is often instrumental to health and wellness in Native cultures. In keeping with the movement toward competency-based education, this qualitative study sought to answer the question: How can future social workers conduct spiritual assessments with Native American clients in an effective, culturally competent manner? Analysis yielded a number of practice-oriented insights that can be grouped into 4 categories: the importance of spiritual assessment, preassessment considerations, the process of conducting the assessment, and areas of potential value conflict. The implications of the results are discussed as they intersect social work education and practice courses in particular.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77953997121&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77953997121&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5175/JSWE.2010.200800084

DO - 10.5175/JSWE.2010.200800084

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:77953997121

VL - 46

SP - 265

EP - 284

JO - Journal of Social Work Education

JF - Journal of Social Work Education

SN - 1043-7797

IS - 2

ER -