Developing cultural competency with mandaean clients: Synchronizing practice with the Light World

Emily Rian, David Hodge

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As part of the fallout of the Iraq war, social workers may encounter Mandaean refugees. This article orients readers to this formerly isolated cultural group. After reviewing their unique history and values, practice suggestions are provided to enhance the provision of culturally competent services to this community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)542-555
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 9 2010



  • Cultural competency
  • Mandaeans
  • Refugee populations
  • Religion
  • Spirituality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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