Providing culturally competent healthcare is an important part in today's diverse population. The increasing demands placed on caregivers are intended to increase quality of care, retain new customers from minority ethnic groups and increase overall satisfaction. This paper will describe the components of culturally comprehensive care and nursing diagnoses with examples of individuals of Asian descent. “Asian” is a broad term, that respectfully include people from many countries and nations. For the purpose of this paper this cohort is considered as one group.
Furthermore, twelve key components of a comprehensive cultural assessment were discovered and included: incidence of biocultural variation and disease prevalence; communication; cultural affiliations; cultural sanctions and restrictions; developmental considerations; economics; educational background; health-related beliefs and practices; kinship and social networks; nutrition; religion and spirituality; and values orientation. To help facilitate the cultural assessment process, through the building of strong patient and nurse relationship, five communication principles can be used. These basic principles of communication included mutual respect, harmonized goals, a supportive environment, transparency and full disclosure, and continuous learning. In the end, by properly assessing the patient’s cultural embeddedness, treatment plans can be improved, and successful patient health outcomes will surely
This was agreed upon on by ---,--- when he noted that patients often win legal battles against health practitioners who were sued because of cultural malpractice and negligence. Aside from the importance of cultural competence between health practitioners and clients, it is also of great value and significance between health care professionals in the workplace. Every staff belongs to one or more group and an awareness of each culture is necessary to develop a healthy work relationship. According to ---,--- without sufficient cultural awareness, personal appraisal and sensitivity, the interaction between the staff will form
Beach, Saha, and Cooper (2006) concisely summarize the prominence of cultural competency in the following manner: “Both patient-centeredness and cultural competence aim to improve health care quality, but each emphasizes different aspects of quality. The primary goal of the patient-centeredness movement has been to provide individualized care and restore an emphasis on personal relationships. It aims to elevate quality for all patients. Alternatively, the primary aim of the cultural competence movement has been to increase health equity and reduce disparities by concentrating on people of color and other disadvantaged populations” (p. 7). Culturally competent nurses advocates for patients regardless of cultural differences.
Cultural competence can be define as obtaining cultural information about patients and then applying the knowledge in order to improve nursing care and patients health status. In today’s Australian health care professional have to be culturally competent and sensitive to other people culture as they have to deal with patients of diverse social, economical, political and cultural environment with different belief system. According to 2012 census data by Australian bureau of statistics out of total population only 2.5% identified themselves as Torres strait islander people and 26% of them are immigrant and further 20% having one parent born
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.
Care provided this way would support healing, enhance patient experience and lead to faster discharge. Nursing from my experience, are culturally sensitive and adjusted accordingly to a variety of requests from patients and accommodated most of them. Nursing staff today works with a diverse population and it is important to stay professional and culturally sensitive. Nurses should assess their own knowledge, feelings and values when providing care for patients from different backgrounds. It also important to know about different cultures and increase personal cultural awareness (Leishman, 2004).
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. (Universities Australia, 2011). The term cultural competence in health care refers to both the actions of the practitioner and their duty of care for the patient. This means that the care provided must be considered safe by the person receiving the care not the person providing it. (Victorian Government
Cultural competency is found within different settings however, the setting which will be discussed in this paper will apply to a school setting. A school setting is where social workers “enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students” (SSWAA, n.d.). Furthermore, social workers not only work with students but also, work with parents, school administration, food department, special needs department, and school health services (nursing department). In conclusion, in this paper the culturally competent social work practice of working with the Latino community will be further discussed and analyzed. An estimated 5.2 million to 7.8 million children with a significant chronic health problem attend school every day in
It is to fully understand your patients, to engage in a dialogue with them while respecting their culture, their values and their experiences. The concept of cultural competencies goes beyond awareness. Organizations that have demonstrated culturally appropriate care or services are actively identifying and removing barriers that prevent their clients from accessing and participating in their programs and services.5,6 Healthcare providers must therefore receive relevant training that allow them to question themselves, evaluate a situation, make a judgment and try a strategy, an action that they can evaluate and choose to try again or not. Intercultural communication is therefore one of the new skills required by culturally sensitive intervention. However, healthcare providers do not always have the skills and expertise to maximize its use in meetings/interactions with their ethnocultural patients.