Gill Francis, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, is health inclusion worker for Travellers and Gypsies at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, England. She has worked with Gypsy Traveller communities for the past 5 years, involved in health literacy and advocacy, community development, cultural competence training, and research exploring the factors informing the approach of health professionals working with Gypsy Travellers. She may be reached at email@example.com.
Theme 1: Creating Diversity
Developing the Cultural Competence of Health Professionals Working with Gypsy Travellers
Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
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Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture
Special Issue: Reframing Diversity Interventions in Austere Times
Volume 3, Issue S1, pages 64–77, May 2013
How to Cite
Francis, G. (2013), Developing the Cultural Competence of Health Professionals Working with Gypsy Travellers. J of Psych Issues in Org Culture, 3: 64–77. doi: 10.1002/jpoc.21074
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
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