Cultural competence is a term I understand as a person being consciously aware, tolerant, and accepting of multiple ways of thinking, being and believing. I believe one cannot grasp the concept of cultural competence without first educating themselves on multiple, different cultures and religions. Ignorance is the number one cause of cultural bias, and ridding oneself of ignorance will open up perspectives and views. Cultural competence is about developing empathy, understanding and compassion for every race, and respecting the unique differences that each individual culture abides to.
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
LLB106 CRIMINAL LAW CULTURAL COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT Semester 2, 2016 This assessment is worth 20% of your overall mark for LLB106. Name: Storme Louw Student Number: n9445684 INSTRUCTIONS 1.
There is a difference between cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, and cultural competence. Cultural awareness is refers to the perception of principles from similarities and differences of cultures. Next, Cultural sensitivity is an understanding that you know traditional differences occur. Lastly, cultural competence are things that makes an individual knowledgeable, such as having being aware of different cultures differences and
Cultural Competency in general is related to the ability to serve people in an appropriate way where they feel respected. In health care this refers to comfortable treatments that meet the standards of the patient from any backgrounds with all their different ways of living. Health care is a very important matter to every culture with different beliefs, traits, linguistics, etc. As Tamu Nolfo, the certified prevention specialist states in the short video “What is cultural competence and why is it important?” , there is still a problem with inequality in the United States.
• Cultural Competency: The ability to understand, appreciate and interact with persons from cultures and/or belief systems other than one 's own. Cultural Competence for me is the foundation of communication and it involves in the ability to understand the surroundings by becoming aware of the cultural values, beliefs and perceptions of my fellow human being. This can be a workplace setting, school, or public encounter. For instance, I’m originally from Somalia, and after completing high school, I went Pakistan to pursue an Agricultural Science degree. This was the first time I left my home—It gave me the opportunity to learn a new language, culture, and custom values, other than mine.
The Cultural Proficiency Continuum provides a context, or frame of reference, which can describe organizations and individuals. Use the continuum to study singular events in the classroom or organization and to examine specific policies or behaviors. Use the range of points as starting places and benchmarks by which to assess progress and direction. Movement along the continuum will not be a fluid progression towards cultural proficiency, but it may create discussions that challenge accepted policies and practices.
Over the past four months, this course has been one of the most eye-opening experiences I have had during my first year of college. Although I have always realized the importance of being culturally competent in daily life, specifically healthcare, I was unaware of the many ways that cultural competence can be obtained. This class gave me the opportunity to view situations from a different perspective, especially through the weekly discussion boards and peer responses. Learning from classmate can teach more valuable lessons than listening to boring lectures or reading hundreds of pages in a textbook because it is easier to relate to experience rather than hypothetical situations. For example, one of the discussion boards asked us to detail
Despite the fact that intercultural competence has different terminology when referring to disciple or approach, it can also relate to the debate about global citizenship. Intercultural competence is seen as the capability to develop an objective knowledge, attitude, and skills that prompt visible behavior and communication that are both successful and appropriate in intercultural interaction. In other words, intercultural competence is a range of different skills; cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills that lead to communicate effectively and suitable with different surrounding and culture. Intercultural competence can also be broken down into three constituent elements seen as knowledge, skills, and attitude. (Deardorff, 2006)
I would like to think of myself as a well rounded and worldly individual, I have travelled the to different parts of the world and have been exposed to different cultures and beliefs. I have had also had the opportunity to create lasting friendships with a variety of people of different races, ethnicities, socioeconomic status, and religious beliefs. The community in which I live is extremely diverse and has been dubbed "The Second Chance City", by Readers Digest due to its influx of foreign-born residents. We also are home to a struggling low income population that utilize the emergency department for almost all of their healthcare needs. Becoming a nurse and having the opportunity to work in such a diverse community has served to further my knowledge of the customs and beliefs of others, and how important cultural sensitivity truly is.
Mental health service and cultural competency play an important role in the enhancement of wellness and resilience of clients served. Multicultural competency and diversity continue to impact counselor education, training, theories and interventions. Counseling organizations must reflect cultural competency in many different ways in order to impact a wide range of clients. For this essay, Ms. Katherine Carter was interviewed. She is the director and a licensed Marriage & Family therapist at The Westminster Center.
Cultural competency is vital when working with diverse populations in health care because of all of the different cultures and ethnicities prevalent in our country. America is a true melting pot, and the acculturation which inevitably occurs, is an important aspect of assimilation. Since communication is a key objective in the prognosis of various ailments, the healthcare experience is reliant on today's health professionals to have an adept understanding of a multicultural environment. A regulatory dilemma which is common in today's culture, is the alienation of groups that are not understood by our healthcare system. These patients often resort to self care , which often leads to serious complications and other health issues as a result
There are several cultural concepts competence for example in the book identified cultural competency in two senses. First, recognizing the beliefs and behaviors of own cultural person to treat a patient in a way fit the culture. Second, acquiring adequate knowledge of cultural to give the care that suits the culture of the person (Cartwright, L.A. and Shingles, R.R., 2011). Simplify, Dr. René state cultural competence as a process that makes you involved and appreciate cultural differences.
Throughout the course of the semester, the most talked about topic is cultural competence. The book defined cultural competence as “the ability to effectively provide services cross culturally” (Jandt, 2013). This term is important in the health care field because a variety of people from different cultures will be encountered. As a result, a conflict may arise between the health care provider and the patient, and it is the nurse’s job to provide the best care that accommodates the patient’s views as well. In order to provide the best care, the journal article provides ways on how to treat patients who have opposing views.