Grieving is a very individual and personalized experience. It is influenced and shaped, not just by who or what we are grieving, but rather by our very essence of who we are, and how we’ve lived our lives. All that we experience creates within us what is referred to as ‘personal culture’. With the incredible diversity of people that span our world, and the progressive domains with which diversity is defined today, we can no longer put people in categorical boxes with how they grieve, and/or how they are supported in their bereavement. The approach to grief needs to be aligned with the uniqueness of every individual, an engagement known as the Culturally Humble approach.
In this talk we will explore:
- what is the Cultural Humility?
- how it infuses our grieving and state of bereavement
- by what means is it based on person culture?
- and where has ‘Cultural Competence’ failed