Cultural Competency And Culture Analysis

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A part of developing cultural competency is being aware of our own biases, stereotypes and prejudices. We do this by having the understanding that we perceive the world differently because of the way we were taught and being careful not to assume the practices of an individual based on their ethnicity. In assuming cultural habits of a patient, one may unintentionally neglect the individual preferences and/or offend a patient resulting in unwanted outcomes. Moreover, we should aim to eliminate our preconceived ideas about the world in the healthcare field and understand they are not truths but simply perceptions we developed through a culture of our own. It is best to be mindful of differences in cultures but also aware of the intra-ethnic variation
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