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
If nurses lack of understanding regarding community demographics and cultural differences, they can have unintentional bias, and stereotype patients due to a lack of awareness of the cultural demographics of the community they serve (Camphinha-Bacote, 2011). Cultural competence is the understanding of different cultures and how that impacts the provision of patient care. Cultural competence in nursing is defined as one willingness or the desire to understand a patient’s culture, the ability to learn about a defined cultures belief system, and to work effectively as a healthcare provider understanding the dynamics of the patient’s culture as it relates to their relationships and care (Kardong-Edgren et Al.,
There is a correlation between health care members providing information in a timely manner to patients who need to make decisions about their care and treatment and the quality of care patients receive. Lack of care resulted from physicians being reluctant to refer patients to palliative care. Due to a lack of honest open discussions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options patient’s suffering was prolonged. Since palliative care focuses on improving symptoms, dignity and quality-of-life it is important that sufficient attention is placed on the complex needs of individuals. The delivery of palliative care has become challenging for nurses.
I’m glad I went because I learned more about these schools then I would have had I gone online. I talked in person with consolers who were able to answer specific questions I had regarding my major. I liked the transfer fair because it was at a convenient time for me and was laid-back. I could take my time learning about each school with no rush. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about transferring.
Cultural Competency means you are "pro-active in promoting cultural diversity and Seek opportunities to improve cultural relationships" (Cultural Competency by Brannon). Cultural competency in the health care sector is vital to giving accurate health care given the vast array of races, cultures and ethnicities we live among. If a healthcare practitioner were culturally inept, they are unable, unwilling or lack the skills to become competent in understanding and embracing cultural differences. As it pertains to healthcare, we can't apply treatment and diagnostics with a broad brush. We have to be able to take deeper look at everyone's culture, background and understand lineage and inherited characteristics.
In a healthcare setting you will see different cultures that will come and go. It is very important to know how to deal with each culture so that you can help them while still making sure they are comfortable. Native Americans have many different characteristics because of the different tribes from all over the world. Healthcare providers should be familiar with them so they know how to distinguish them if needed. While knowing their characteristics they should also know how to interact with Native Americans as well since their culture is a lot different than ours, we want to make sure that we don’t disrespect them.
I am lucky to have work with such a diverse group of people who treated me as a fellow worker rather than “just a student”. My placement helped my realize the value of occupational therapy and made me realize how much I appreciate OT practice. I learned to love occupational therapy because we help maximize the independence of a client to enhance their quality of life. Lyndhurst was able to provide many learning experiences for me to help prepare me for the working world. I am very excited to apply my new skills and hopefully become a great clinician just like my
Privacy and Health Information Technology (HIT) Privacy is an important aspect to healthcare organizations planning to utilize health management information systems (HMIS) because protecting patients’ personal healthcare information is vital to providing quality healthcare, building trust in consumer relationships, and following patients’ healthcare rights legislation. If patients do not feel that their personal information is secure, they will seek care at another competitive healthcare organization. In addition, healthcare centers that do not take steps to make sure they are abiding by healthcare privacy legislation will most likely face large Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) fines
Healthcare professionals need to recognise this potential and be prepared to advocate for their patients when necessary to ensure adequate care. Social discrimination in health is experienced by many people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, as well as inequality in employment, education, and other areas. Language snags can
The author was trying to show how the difference between two cultures can influence in health care. The author showed how the difference between illness and disease also affects the forms of treatment. It is important to recognize the patient’s cultural beliefs because this may help us to recognize how effective the given treatment can be and in what ways we can enhance the treatment without sacrificing the patient’s cultural beliefs. The author also showed how both the parents and the doctors care about Lia but what they thought was best for Lia varied. The doctors thought that the parents were harming the treatment by not being compliant and the parents thought that the doctors were hurting Lia by giving her so much medicine.
These breaches and failure to comply with the rules can be detrimental to the healthcare organization and most importantly the patients. The Privacy Rule applies to “covered entities” which generally includes health plans and health care providers who transmit health information. Covered entities include almost all health and mental health care providers (NYS, n.d). Therefore, whether the healthcare organization is inpatient, outpatient, residential provider or
The NCQA ACO program is meant to create an alignment of the healthcare plan with the state, employer, and even the federal purchasers need to form a leverage that will be used in the promoting of organizations to make a transformation for healthcare providers (Carver & Jesie, 2011). The best thing about the ACO accreditation is that it helps making a determination of whether the various organizations have the right infrastructure for accountability. The purchasers are more concerned with whether the organization is in a better position to serve. They are also in need of assurance that they will get quality care from the organizations. Through the process of NCQA accreditation, the purchaser gets the right information (Blazej,
Reasons that can contribute to an inaccurate vital reading are overall sign reading. And some of the reasons to that is not understanding the right way to take vital sign or how to follow the right procedure. Being a Medical Assistant means having a lot in our plate, an can mean that we might have a lot of errors. Most common errors that are introduced by a medical assistant are vital signs. Either the MA was not well trained on taking blood pressure or has trouble understanding it.
Another step I took to improve my social confidence was by attending study sessions with fellow classmates where I met additional people. As I became acquainted with my fellow classmates, I felt more secure with myself. I even took the lead on group projects which turned out to be a rewarding experience. I learned that I needed to come out of my shell in order to make Bentonville my new home. Ultimately, I gained even more confidence in myself and ended up having a successful year, both academically and socially.
In my opinion, my field placements provided me with some clinical practice training, but not compared to other placements. I believe my relationship with the agencies I have worked with has remained positive, and I believe my relationship with my practicum instructors has been satisfactory. Overall, I rate my practicum experience as exceeding my expectations. When entering my field work placement this year, I was hoping to receive the experience of working in an inpatient setting that would prepare me for my future as a social worker. I was expecting to learn more about the resources available in the Sacramento area in order to provide them to my clients in the