The article that I chose is Improving Cultural Competence to Reduce Health Disparities for priority Populations. This topic is relevant to social work because it is talking about cultural competence in the health care system and the one major skill that social workers need is cultural competency. This article is also relevant to social work because it talks about the importance of cultural competence in reducing disparities through culturally sensitive and unbiased quality care and since the social work field is all about treating everyone equally and fairly, this article falls right under its relevance. It continues to talk about programs to improve the knowledge of providers on cultural competency and general approaches that have been utilized in creating educational interventions to address cultural competence. This is great because social workers are never done learning, it is always important to train social worker on how to be culturally competent, specially because the populations being served are very diverse therefore, there should always be a way to train service providers on how to have cultural awareness.
Cultural competence is vital in the nursing profession, one any given day the nurse is working with patients from multiple different cultures. It is crucial that the nurse give the patient cultural competent cares, which allow the patient to receive the best quality care that he or she needs. Cultural competence is defined as the “awareness and understanding of unique characteristics of a group’s social and cultural attributes, health beliefs, and values, but also encompasses interventions that reflect this awareness” (Cope, 2015, p. 305). It is vital to incorporate the beliefs and specific care of the patient’s culture into the patient’s care plan in order for the person to have the best quality care.
• Engage in ongoing learning and reflective practice in order to become culturally competent. • Demonstrate behaviours and attitudes that reflect the values and principles of the service regarding cross-cultural relationships. • Consider the rights and best interests of the children, as they are paramount. • Acknowledge that children are competent and capable learners. • Engage in practices that reflect equity, inclusion and diversity.
I am truly touched by your story. You demonstrated the therapeutic use of yourself and applied cultural competency in the caring process. I can say that the ability to deliver nursing care that allows effective interaction and communication from diverse cultures, races, and ethnic backgrounds is cultural competency at its best.
Hi Moncy, I agree with you as you noted the increasing diversity of the nation brings opportunities and challenges to health care system, on the other side a culturally competent health care system helps to improve health outcomes and quality of care, which eliminate racial and ethnic disparities. foster advocacy for social justice and increase focus on global healthcare, the cultural competence class benefit diverse population to receive more satisfactory patient care, uplift social justice and increase global health as well cultural competency skills , make self-awareness among nursing workforce also provide an opportunity to staffing to learn and experience life from different perspectives and able to recognize each person has their own
According to the Rogers & Vismara article, while cultural factors may influence the course of detection, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, child treatment programs for autism tend to lack cultural considerations. One strategy the authors mentioned to address this issue is to train researchers and service providers in cultural competence. What would be some of the essential components of effective cultural competency training that is uniquely catering to culturally diverse children with autism spectrum
Cultural Competence Score 7 I selected the cultural competence score of seven because I feel I still have much to learn about cultural competence. I want to enhance my knowledge of other cultures, ethicists, and races, on a personal and professional level. As a child, I had no choice but to learn how to interact with children from different cultures and races who did not look like me. From kindergarten to the fourth grade, I was the only African American child in my classes. It was elementary school and my neighborhood that had a significant impact on my views regarding people, culture, ethnicity, and diversity.
Honours is General Linguistics Theme 1: Language and Communication in Diverse Contexts Assignment Jenna Crossley 17402468 Task 1 Communicative competence in intercultural communication can be discussed in terms of components of intercultural communicative competence, the criteria for establishing intercultural communicative competence, and sympathy and empathy as possible determiners of intercultural communication. Three components of intercultural communication competence include the knowledge blocks component, the mindfulness component and the communication skills component. The knowledge blocks component entails a process of understanding intercultural communication concepts on a deeper level with the aim of being able to place oneself
How would you Develop Cultural Competency as a Social Worker? “As a social worker, your aim should be to advance social justice, equality and to end discrimination. One of your most important goals should be, to be the voice of your client’s, in order to make sure that their rights are not violated and they are treated with dignity and respect. Learning to deal with how and what types of social issues regarding injustices exist, will help when we are dealing with real life discrimination and inequality that occurs and may be affecting our clients. By understanding and identifying social injustice and inequality, we can offset mechanisms of oppression and how they work.”
Introduction The purpose of this thesis paper is to gathered information in regard of having any bias within my work field of social work. I am a graduate student working on a master degree in the area of the social work field. It is important to be self-aware of own self in order to assist client when receiving services. Being culturally competent is very important when it comes to have cultural competency skills.