After taking the self-assessment survey for quality and culture, I would like to improve and understand how cultural competence can have a real impact on clinical outcomes. Taking from some of the questions I answered wrong, it make me wants to be cultural competent. There are a few questions I am surprised and shocked, that I answered them incorrectly. I do understand that with training, I will start to gain cultural competence but it will take consistent individual practice on my part to develop and maintain individual cultural competence. Cultural competence can lead to, health literacy, health equity, and fewer diagnostic errors, which might help the patient expand their choices and access high quality medical providers because patient
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The authors present the Supervisor Multicultural Competence Inventory (SMCI), a comprehensive framework of multicultural supervision competencies. The authors organized the SMCI guidelines for developing competencies into six domains. The first domain is supervisor-focused personal development and the second domain is supervisee focused personal development. The third domain is conceptualization, which refers to promoting an understanding of the impact of individual and contextual factors on clients’ lives. The fourth domain is skills, which refers to practicing relevant and sensitive interventions when working with diverse clientele.
Part 1: Being Culturally Competent As a future clinician, being culturally competent is extremely important. The United States is comprised of diverse cultures and ethnicities. Unfortunately, each culture has its struggles and obstacles they face day to day.
Cultural Competence Significance While in actuality, there are high-ranking alcohol dependence rates among American Indians and Alaskan Natives, mixed racial and ethnic heritage populations (Lassiter & Chang, 2006). The aforementioned authors described that ethnic, and culturally diverse populations pose the possibility of being at a higher risk for developing substance abuse related issues, making it imperative that substance abuse counselors take into account the specifics surrounding the increase of diverse populations within the United States. Conveying the logicality that substance abuse counselors have the prospect of engaging and treating these diverse populations, causes a need to administer effective treatment options that can be gained
Cultural competence is a process of understanding various beliefs, values, practices, and behaviors of a cultural groups particularly the ones that is different than our own (Potter & Perry 2013, p). In order to be culturally competent one has to be free of prejudice that is, having an opinion, mostly unfavorable, towards a group of people without any knowledge about them. Being bias is another hindrance to be culturally competent. It is easy to favor our own culture against another group because our perception of normal is based on what is typical in our group. In 2013, there are about 41.3 million immigrant living all over the US (Migration.org).
Throughout my life experience I have been at the higher end of continuum as cultural competence. I have always interact with other cultural groups and accept others for the way they are without being judgmental. There are times when I can be judgmental but there is a limitation of awareness. For instant, I would insult a person if it is need but not to the limit to it becoming offensive.
To achieve cultural competence we should ensure following three points: 1) Having an awareness of other cultures 2) Knowing how aspects of your culture may limit the effectiveness of the work you do with people from other cultures (for example, cultural bias) 3) Knowledge of cultural safety Cultural competence means that community services organisations have structures, systems, policies and procedures in place to eliminate the barriers that prevent Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from accessing the services. So we should review our policy and procedure to ensure providing suitable environment for clients and staffs. We may educate staff the knowledge of culture safety by meeting and information sheet to decrease the bias in
Introduction This Cultural Competency Paper is designed to outline my practicum agency, “BUILD”, policies on Sexual Harassment, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action. In order to clearly report these policies the agency documents with be used, information from supervisor will be used, and all other relevant data will gather to complete this mission. Sexual Harassment BUILD’s policy regarding Sexual Harassment is cover in BUILD’s employee handbook under policy 703 (Sexual Harassment and Other Unlawful Harassment) has been effective since 01/1/2009. This policy states “ BUILD is committed providing a work environment that is free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can be considered harassing, coercive, or disruptive, including sexual harassment”(BUILD, pg. 47, 2015).
The insight that the EYLF sets out to achieve for cultural competence is ongoing learning and reflective practise. Educators need to engage and foster ongoing learning that is required and inclusion from other professionals when engaging in critical reflection. Critical reflection on matters such as professional reading, networking with other professionals in that same field, and learning from and connecting with families and the local community. The reflection includes reflection on relationships and partnerships with families, the extent to which diversity is respected and the curriculum supports high expectations and equity and also each staff members level of cultural competence. The EYLF also encourages children to develop positive relationships with others, and to respect diversity in order to develop social and civic skills, to establish and maintain respectful and trusting relationships with their peers and educators.
I think it is a little of both. Being culturally competent is a process that is lifelong as well as the knowledge you gain by being in the field. Researching and gaining knowledge of the different cultures is something that I consider mandatory. Realistically, there is no way to be 100% multicultural competent because there are so many different cultures around us. This is why studying and learning about different cultures is an ongoing process because there is no end to what we can learn.
Multicultural competence is the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. There are four major components present when discussing multicultural competence: (1) the individual (me) must be aware of one’s own cultural views, (2) know one’s attitude towards cultural differences, (3) Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and (4) having cross-cultural skills (Adapted from class 2 and 3 definitions handout, as adapted from Pope, R.L. & Reynolds, A. L. (1997)). How does one gain this competency? Is it ever truly obtainable? I would argue that every person, no matter upbringing or background, has the ability to gain more multicultural competence.
Cultural competency: Indians Culture competency is defined as one has the knowledge, the abilities and the skill to deliver care congruent with the patient’s cultural beliefs and practices (Purnell, 2013). As a nurse or a health care provider, increasing ones consciousness of culture diversity improves the possibilities for health care practitioners to provide competent care (Purnell, 2013). Nurses and all health care providers should be aware of other cultures to provide the best care that they can for that individual. Developing a relationship with diverse cultural groups involves good interpersonal skills and the application of knowledge and techniques learned from the physical, biological, and social sciences as well as the humanities (Purnell, 2013). I am choosing to select the Indian culture for my first assignment.
According to (Davis, 1997, p. 4) cultural competence is: “The integration and transformation of knowledge, information, and data about individuals and groups of people into specific clinical standards, skills, service approaches, techniques, and marketing programs that match the individual’s culture and increase the quality and appropriateness of mental health care and outcomes” Many models of culturally sensitive therapy have been developed (Hall et al. 2003).While some have looked at it from the viewpoint of ingredients essential for cultural competence such as having respect for cultural differences and similarities that exist for diverse groups. Other models focus on the outcomes gained from being culturally competent such as positive clinical outcomes, thus, having cultural knowledge or skills is important to the extent that positive outcomes are achieved, such as: The model of cultural competence (Sue et al. , 1992) proposes that the culturally competent counselor: 1. Is culturally aware - where the therapist is sensitive to his or her own cultural beliefs and how this may affect the counselling
The way a person thinks about health, “whether that is our ‘philosophy’, our ‘worldview’, our ‘framework’ influences what we do as individuals in practice,” as well as how we deliver the health service. These elements allow us to think about healthcare in our own culturally acceptable way, this isn’t always an acceptable way of delivering the service to people with views different to our own. Cultural competence is an approach that aids in influencing the service and the education of healthcare professionals. (Taylor, K., & Guerin, P., 2010). Cultural competence is defined as a knowledge and understanding of cultures, histories and contemporary realities and awareness of protocols, combined with the proficiency to engage and work effectively in a cultural context congruent to the expectations of the people of that culture.
Group of People Subject to Bias Introduction Objectivity, integrity is the central ethical practices that are emphasized all over the World. Contemporary Working environments are quite populous. During interaction of different people in the environment, the interaction is not only at the personal or professional level; it even operates at the cultural level. At times, there is conflict. Classical theorists demonstrate that Conflict breeds during the working environments or in our social circles as it a normal and natural phenomenon.