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.
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
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.
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.
Cultural Competence for Health Professionals Reflections Unit I: Why cultural competence? Read Abdikadir’s patient summary and reflect upon his story 1. What do you think are the issues that Abdikadir is dealing with?
In this essay I would define what Culture and cultural competence is and how it 's been implemented in mental health services in New York and how understanding cultural dimension in this area is crucial. When it to define a culture we have to look areas such as the behaviors, morals and beliefs shared by a group of people, as well as an ethnic, racial, geographical, religious, gender, class or age group. Every person belongs to many cultural groups, so that each individual is a mixture of many influences. When we talk about Culture also includes the way they dress, language, religion, customs, food, laws, behaviors, behavioral standards or patterns, and beliefs for example religious wise. It plays an important part in how people of diverse backgrounds
• 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.
Cultural competence is seen as being able to master a skill-set (Barlow, Reading, & Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, 2008) rather than analyzing power imbalances, institutional discrimination, colonization and colonial relationships (NAHO, 2006 as cited in Charlotte Loppie’s presentation). “Cultural safety emphasizes relationships of trust in which the patient determines whether the care is ‘safe’” (Barlow, Reading, & Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, 2008, p. 3). I really like the term “relational care” introduced in the as the Barlow, Reading, and Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (2008) article as the term “is rooted in the connections within and relationships among Aboriginal people and health care providers” which is grounded in the traditional teachings and values of Indigenous Peoples (p.
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 is an ongoing journey. There is a need for society to continue to learn and improve the ways we interact with others. I consider it important that as I becomes more diverse, I must adjust to such changes. It is vital for me to determine and appreciate the unspoken beliefs and assumptions of others. I should respect the dignity of each person, irrespective of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or cultural group.