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 Competency Simply put, the United States is a diverse country. It is common knowledge that this a country founded upon immigration. Moreover, with the advancements in transportation and the growing trends toward globalization this course is more than likely to continue – barring any radical governmental intervention. That is why cultural competency is so vital, especially when it comes to healthcare. Because the sad fact is, not all ethnic groups receive the same level of care (Kittler, Sucher & Nelms, 2017).
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
Cultural Competence Through an in-depth reading of many of the literature of international social work, we find it difficult to find a definition or a unified meaning of cultural competence, but nevertheless, I will try to shed light on the most important meanings of cultural competence concept. The concept of cultural competence began to appear in the literature in the United States in the 1980s Bartoli(20013, p 49) and was a reflection of the migration movement since the fifties of the last century and thus led to the migration of America to the emergence and growth of different ethnic and ethnic groups, which also led to the existence of different cultural, religious, linguistic and health needs increased of its complexity because of its experiences in displacement and violence in all its forms.
Q 5 – Explain how diversity impacts on practices and experiences on person behaviour, interpersonal relationships, perception and social expectations of others. A – Acknowledge similarities and differences that exist between yourself, co-workers and clients. Culture plays an important part in a person’s behaviour, thoughts and how they relate towards others. An individual's cultural perceptions and expectations will directly impact on the way they work with each client and their co-workers; a failure to recognise cultural differences may cause serious problems when they are dealing with others in the workplace.
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.
Cultural competence is “the ability to communicate with, understand and effectively interact with people across cultures” (EYLF, 2015) Some legislation to keep in mind: • Belonging Being and Becoming The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. - P. 16 Cultural Competence • Early Childhood Australia – Code of Ethics. Inclusivity and Cultural Responsiveness • The National Quality Standards – Relationships with children. Collaborative partnership with families and communities • Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 • Racial Discrimination Act 1975 • Anti-discrimination Act 1991 - OUR PHILISIOPHY
Justice or ethical grounds have also propelled calls for cultural competency (Whaley & Davis, 2007). The goals of many professional organizations include equity and fairness in the delivery of services. The APA Ethics Code (APA, 1992) and the APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations (APA,1993) “accord appropriate respect to the fundamental rights, dignity, and worth for all people” (Principle D:Respect for People’s Rights and Dignity, p. 1599). Among the first to raise the issue of cultural competency were counseling psychologists through organisations such the Association for Non-White Concerns in Personnel and Guidance in the 1970s and the Association for Multicultural
Final Research Protocol Paper "Cultural competence is the ability to communicate, live, learn and work in cross-cultural situations. It’s important to have respect for differences, an eagerness to learn and a willingness to accept there are many ways of viewing the world." ~Terry Bergeson, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Research Objective/Introduction My research objective is to explore the cultural competence of the faculty and administration of a high school institution’s impact on the academic success of African American high school students.
To be culturally competent is to respect multiple cultural ways of knowing, seeing and living, to celebrate the benefits of diversity and to have an ability to understand and honour difference (DEEWR, 2009, p. 16). To me cultural competency is having the ability to be aware of, mindful, understanding and respectful of the vast and rich range of culture around me and within the settings in which I educate. Cultural competence is also much more that just being aware of the diversity around us, it is about being open-minded and incorporating culture, difference and diversity into the curriculums in which we develop, and celebrating these differences with others. Cultural competence aims to bring different cultures together in interactions which build positive relationships and attitudes about the differences that set each culture apart, and to honour and celebrate the diversity among ourselves.