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Emotional Intelligence & Intercultural Health Care: Concept & Experience


Le, Q, Emotional Intelligence & Intercultural Health Care: Concept & Experience, Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective, Nova Science Publishers Inc, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 3-12. ISBN 9781611226485 (2011) [Other Book Chapter]

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Emotion and intelligence are traditionally treated as mutually exclusive. While intelligence is ranked at the top scale of intellectuality, emotion is normally associated with weakness, irrationality, and destructivity. The mind should be strong and free of emotional interference. However, this negative view of emotion has been strongly challenged by scholars in various academic disciplines. The concept "emotional intelligence" has been developed to indicate the significant role and function of emotion in daily encounters as well as in intellectual activities. Emotional intelligence has recently received great attention in research, particularly in health science as emotion is deeply embedded in health issues. From an intercultural perspective, there are cultural values which affect the perception of the nature of emotion and its role in human cultures and societies. This factor can lead to problems facing migrants living in a new cultural environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:emotional intelligence, emotional health, feeling, affective communication, intercultural health
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Rural sociology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Other health
Objective Field:Other health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
ID Code:69845
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-05-23
Last Modified:2012-06-22
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