Filipino Culture In The Philippines

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Filipino-Americans Stephanie Stroschein Waukesha County Technical College Look around you, cultural diversity is everywhere. We find it in workplaces, grocery stores, street corners, schools, and especially in healthcare. The definition of cultural diversity includes, but is not limited to, people of varying cultural background, racial and ethnic origin, religion, language, physical size, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status, occupational status, and geographic location. (Taylor) Nursing has been and always will be a continuously evolving profession. Society changes, medical advancements and new treatments will forever be obstacles nurses must conquer. In order to maintain effective patient care it has become necessary for nurses to obtain cultural competence. A nurse who is culturally competent firstly recognizes his or her own biases and how they may affect patient care. He or she would ultimately demonstrate comfort with cultural differences and make efforts to understand others’ points of view and be considered empathetic. Statistics Filipino-Americas, those born in the Philippines but reside in America have been migrating to the US since the early 1900’s. The estimated population of Filipino-Americans in the United States is 3,899,000. 52% of the Filipino community living in America are foreign born. Within the United States the majority of Filipino-Americans can be found in: California, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, and
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