Nurses can use the process, of diverse assessment, to gather information that identifies what is culturally important to the patient. Through anticipatory planning, the competent nurse can effectively work within the cultural context of an individual’s specific needs. This process can help the nurse to better understand, plan, and evaluate towards the overall health and wellness of the patient. Considerations such as lack of understanding, gaps in provisions of health insurance, lack of culturally sensitive care, and misunderstanding of cultural norms and values are all barriers that patients face routinely. Therefore, to help dissolve some of these challenges, community health promotion and maintenance programs can be researched, planned, and built to provide cultural competent care for a whole community (Andrews & Boyle,
Introduction The growing cultural changes in the United States provide opportunities and challenges in healthcare for providers, systems, and policy makers. There is a growing consensus amongst healthcare workers that it is necessary to produce and provide culturally competent services. Cultural competence is defined as “the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients” (Seeleman et al, 2015). A major topic of discussion amongst health professionals at industry conferences is the improvement of health outcomes and quality of care- specifically the contribution of culturally competent cares towards the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. More and more Plans to move the health care system towards the goal of cultural competence is being realized due to the health implications of being stagnant (Seeleman et al, 2015).
This was agreed upon on by ---,--- when he noted that patients often win legal battles against health practitioners who were sued because of cultural malpractice and negligence. Aside from the importance of cultural competence between health practitioners and clients, it is also of great value and significance between health care professionals in the workplace. Every staff belongs to one or more group and an awareness of each culture is necessary to develop a healthy work relationship. According to ---,--- without sufficient cultural awareness, personal appraisal and sensitivity, the interaction between the staff will form
Cultural Competency means you are "pro-active in promoting cultural diversity and Seek opportunities to improve cultural relationships" (Cultural Competency by Brannon). Cultural competency in the health care sector is vital to giving accurate health care given the vast array of races, cultures and ethnicities we live among. If a healthcare practitioner were culturally inept, they are unable, unwilling or lack the skills to become competent in understanding and embracing cultural differences. As it pertains to healthcare, we can't apply treatment and diagnostics with a broad brush. We have to be able to take deeper look at everyone's culture, background and understand lineage and inherited characteristics.
Because the sad fact is, not all ethnic groups receive the same level of care (Kittler, Sucher & Nelms, 2017). As a healthcare provider you should give your patients the best care possible, and that can only be achieved when you are accommodating to different needs. There is no place for ethnocentrism in today's world, and healthcare
Cultural competency in nursing has never been more relevant than in the present day united states. The U.S. has become one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world and population dynamics are changing not only in cities but in rural settings as well. This impacts the healthcare system as different cultures possess varying meanings of appropriate punctuality, eye contact, vocal tone, interpersonal space, diet, touch, religious beliefs, and biological compositions. While I strive to be as inclusive as possible, As a white individual having been raised in rural southwest Wisconsin, I feel it would be easy to inadvertently isolate or be culturally insensitive with no intention. I want to ensure that I am culturally sensitive to the
a. Discuss what you’ve learned in the course I have learned that cultural competency is an essential part of nursing care, at home and abroad. That even the simplest initiative can have a powerful influence on the management of communicable diseases and overall community health. I learned about the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG) and countries commitment to meeting those goals. Lastly, I discover the important role non-government agencies play in supporting countries as they strive to meet these SDG.
Two highly noted programs are Culturally Competent Nursing Modules (CCNMS) and Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). The article “Why Is Cultural Competence Important in Nursing” states that in these programs the students “watch videos, listen to and read presentations, and take tests (leading to certificates and credit units) that help them improve their understanding of and show more respect for people from different cultures.” Afterwards they take examinations and are evaluated based on their educational and clinical experience. According to Ann Kenny author of “Culturally Competent Nursing Care: A Corner Stone of Caring” the National Standards for (CLAS) were developed by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in December
To be an effective social worker, there are ten core competencies which a professional practitioner must embody. There are no competencies which are valued more than others, but all should be used in conjunction with each other to have a professional, informed practice. For this journal, the main competencies which will be focused on include the ability to apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments, the ability to apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, and the ability to respond to contexts that shape practice. These are all crucial to the developing social worker, and to enable the professional to continue to improve their practice. Competency three involves the ability to apply critical