Clinical Associate Professor John Stone’s work helps health and rehabilitation service providers bridge culture gaps by understanding their clients’ cultural orientations as the United States’ foreign-born population continues to rise.
H. Stone, PhD
Location: United States
Department: Rehabilitation Science
As the nation’s foreign-born population continues to
increase, health and rehabilitation service providers must become
more aware of their clients' cultural orientations and bridge the
gap between their culture and that of their clients, the director
of UB’s Center for International Rehabilitation Research
Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) said during a UBThisSummer
John Stone, clinical associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Services, offered strategies in which professionals can negotiate such cultural differences during his lecture, entitled “Disability and Culture.” Stone recalled that he experienced his first encounter with the sort of culture clashes that rehabilitation service providers face now more than ever while working years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural India.