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
1.According to Sue and Sue what is Cultural Competence? Give personal examples on where you are now in the development of cultural competence and how you plan growing in each of the three areas. (20 pts.) According to Sue and Sue Cultural Competence is the person 's ability to engage in actions or create conditions that maximize the optimal development of client and client systems.
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
Despite much discourse and research, a central question in preservice teacher education continues to evoke much debate: What do teacher candidates require to become effective teachers? The answer is not simple. The answer is as varied as the countless perspectives that encompass the history of pedagogy. Although there may be no specific answer to this essential question, just as there is no one superior teaching model or one type of student, there is a professional area of knowledge and skill that should permeate all preservice education programs - multicultural education. This field which prepares teachers "for the social, political and economic realities that individuals experience in culturally diverse and complex human encounters" (Sims,
Multicultural competence is the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. There are four major components present when discussing multicultural competence: (1) the individual (me) must be aware of one’s own cultural views, (2) know one’s attitude towards cultural differences, (3) Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and (4) having cross-cultural skills (Adapted from class 2 and 3 definitions handout, as adapted from Pope, R.L. & Reynolds, A. L. (1997)). How does one gain this competency? Is it ever truly obtainable? I would argue that every person, no matter upbringing or background, has the ability to gain more multicultural competence.
Cross-Cultural Leadership Competence. Cross-cultural leadership competence involves sufficient knowledge about the skills, actions, and motivations of other leaders and followers that may function from the perspectives endorsed by, prevalent in, or specific to different nations (MirHosseini&Ghanbari, 2011).Cultural uncertaintyis a reflection ofthe abilities of team members to display patience, tolerance, and flexibility in multicultural and intercultural situations that may involve ambiguities and uncertainties stemming from cultural differences. Cultural empathy is thecapacity to behave inquisitively with respect to others’ cultures, display the communication patterns of others’ cultures, and express a non-judgmental appreciation for the variety
Cultural competency: Indians Culture competency is defined as one has the knowledge, the abilities and the skill to deliver care congruent with the patient’s cultural beliefs and practices (Purnell, 2013). As a nurse or a health care provider, increasing ones consciousness of culture diversity improves the possibilities for health care practitioners to provide competent care (Purnell, 2013). Nurses and all health care providers should be aware of other cultures to provide the best care that they can for that individual. Developing a relationship with diverse cultural groups involves good interpersonal skills and the application of knowledge and techniques learned from the physical, biological, and social sciences as well as the humanities (Purnell, 2013). I am choosing to select the Indian culture for my first assignment.
The experience of childbirth is a common thread among all cultures, and the process of giving birth may be viewed as a universal experience among all women. Each woman 's experience is unique and different, however, having been determined by the culture with which that woman identifies and the culture in which she gives birth. Culture is defined as a particular group of people 's beliefs, norms, values, rules of behavior, and lifestyle practices that are learned and shared and guide decisions and actions in a patterned manner. Culture plays a major role in the way a woman perceives and prepares for her birthing experience. Each culture has its own attitudes, values, and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and birth.
As I listened to the Riverbend scenario I thought of my own cultural competence and how at one time I knew very little of the Hmong culture. Working in a city where Asians make up only 3% of the population, this is a population I knew little about. I have learned that most Hmong are from the mountainous region of Laos, and are granted preferred refugee status by the U.S. (Cobb, 2010). From 2000 to 2010 the number of Hmong grew 40%, there are currently 260,073 Hmong people living primarily in California, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Even though the Hmong people seem to be prospering after thirty years in the U.S., there are still challenges with communication, understanding of cultural beliefs, and use of traditional medical practices (United States Census Bureau, 2013)
1. Introduction: Define culture and cultural competence. Describe why cultural competence is an important attribute of professional Nurses and Midwives. Outline what you intend to cover in your essay. (approx.
How can we become cultural competent? We can become cultural competent by first understanding our own culture and believes. Then we have to be aware that there are other people with different cultures and values, but that does not mean they are wrong. Finally, we need to treat other with respect regardless of our different point of views.