The COVID-19 pandemic, like other disasters, is exposing and exacerbating social, economic, and health care inequalities. Although the ethical and clinical imperative of providing culturally-competent health care has long been recognized, the influence of culturally-competent interventions within emergency management has not been systematically examined. This paper discusses several culturally-competent strategies that were taken by the Israeli national and local authorities in high-risk areas and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to controlling the pandemic outbreak, such an approach has the potential to reduce social disparities in health care, promote community resilience, and facilitate social cohesion.
|Journal||Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- Socio-cultural context
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Clinical Psychology