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Sylvia H. Anderson, DHEd, MBA, OTR/L


Cultural competence and cultural humility have been topics in conversations for many years in multiple industries. Indeed, attempts have been made and continue to be made to address cultural ineptness and unawareness. Of particular concern are the attitudes and behaviors exhibited by health care practitioners. More specifically, the author will discuss the importance of cultivating cultural humility among occupational therapy educators, students, and practitioners through modeling and experiential learning strategies. This article is designed to help occupational therapy educators, professionals, and students to increase their awareness about the need for and benefit of cultural humility in education and practice. The discussion centers on the use of cultural humility concepts in occupational therapy along with the incorporation of modeling and experiential learning strategies. The profession of occupational therapy has an ethical responsibility to ensure that diverse individuals and groups are treated without bias.