Diversity And Ethics In Counselling

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Diversity and ethics
Researchers in counselling have frequently emphasised the importance of understanding cultural variables to improve relationships and lessen disputes. (Borders 2005., Falender 2014.) Knowledge of individual differences in age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religious or spiritual preference, sexual orientation, worldview, disability, professional identity and level of clinical experience are factors which can affect not only teacher-student relationships but also student-patient ones too. Holloway (1999) discusses how these factors can influence teachers-student-patient relationships. Within the confines of osteopathic teaching I’m not sure how much time is allocated for addressing this formally, but there are a
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