Cultural Competency In Nursing

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Cultural competency in nursing has never been more relevant than in the present day united states. The U.S. has become one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world and population dynamics are changing not only in cities but in rural settings as well. This impacts the healthcare system as different cultures possess varying meanings of appropriate punctuality, eye contact, vocal tone, interpersonal space, diet, touch, religious beliefs, and biological compositions. While I strive to be as inclusive as possible, As a white individual having been raised in rural southwest Wisconsin, I feel it would be easy to inadvertently isolate or be culturally insensitive with no intention. I want to ensure that I am culturally sensitive to the
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