Cultural Competence In Nursing Education

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In nursing school, students were introduced to the idea of cultural competence. It is a concept that I am familiar with due to my cultural background. Being respectful and aware of the beliefs and values of other traditions cannot be neglected and ignored. We are all global citizens that hold different views and perspectives, therefore leaders must equip themselves with the understanding that people expect and will act differently based on their cultural beliefs. Based on the Dimension of Culture Questionnaire, my Asian culture places emphases on human orientation and in-group collectivism. The findings are not at all surprising to “this” native Asian. As I mentioned in my previous self assessment, collective rights trump individual rights
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