Cultural competence in Health Care According to …..REF…. is an approach to learning, communicating, providing care and working respectfully with others, who may look or think differently or have a unique set of experiences that shape their beliefs and values. Culture and language can influence the perception of health and wellness; different belief system often shape the behaviours of patients and their attitudes toward health care providers. Nurses need to have deeper understanding of cultural diversity to provide patient centered care. Community, language, religion, and cultural perceptions of health and wellness are all matters of importance that need to be understood by the nurses when working with culturally diverse patients (Daniels,
Philosophy is a way one applies or practices their knowledge within a way of life or within their practice. Psychology takes skill, patience and understanding. Patient have experienced many different obstacles within their life so knowing how to perceive, accept, and apply a specific way of learning to each patient will help to build a patient/staff relationship. “Caring science seeks to unify and connect as an evolving philosophical-ethical-epistemic field of study that is grounded in the discipline of nursing and informed by related fields” (DiNapolo, 2010). Sociology is the study of functioning within human society.
I agree with you that a nurse need to have entry level of CNA experience. You will gain valuable experience from the access to patient care, be aware that it is a real job of nursing field. I believe nurse with CNA experience are better prepared for the workload and health field environment. At least has had a picture of what to do with patient care and dealing with family and emergency situations. Charge nurses have a lot of responsible.
She brings to attention the mental health problems created by this, and explains how social and political actions should be the solution to fixing these. She goes on to shine light on how the health care system fails to provide adequate treatment for American Indians. She gives information on how the government should create a trustful relationship with Native Americans, and provide the best quality care, which she later states that undoubtedly they do not. She backs this up with a study from the U.S. commission on Civil Rights showing that in relative to the U.S. population, Native Americans recieve low funding for services. She argues that since the government has failed, there needs to be a “rights-based approach that recognizes and attempts to address the root cause of mental health problems” in order to solve the issue among Native Americans.
Nurses need to see their roles as holistic and expand their view of nursing. We must learn other new skills that are considered integral to contemporary nurse practice. Nurses must be multi-disciplinary. The skills they need to acquire include emergency care, illness assessment, psycho-social nursing, counselling, behavioural science, health promotion, statistical analysis, advocacy, presentation skills, political activity and knowledge, marketing, publicity, family intervention and community needs assessment. Today, nurses should see themselves as prime movers for change.
It requires an understanding of the care seeker 's culture and acknowledging what matters to them while caring them in the same as other individuals. Article: Culturally Competent Care: Are we There Yet? The paper is written by Gloria Kersey-Matusiak, PhD, RD and focuses on culturally competent care among nurses. The paper tries to define the competent nursing care, explains it significance in our health care community, introduce a cultural assessment tool, and discusses how the knowledge of culturally competent care can be used in the practice. Introduction to the Culturally Competent Care Firstly, the paper introduces a series of important questions a nurse should ask him/her about the importance of cultural competence in patient 's care, the assessment tool which is more feasible to use according to each specific population, and how that knowledge would help to improve patient 's care and reduce healthcare disparities especially for minorities.
Moreover, I believe that nursing leadership is critical to the lives of nurses. Thus, it is essential that a nurse leader is consistent and knowledgeable on ways to facilitate the development of nursing practice environments that enable nurses to deliver quality nursing care. For such an environment to be met, it is my belief that I will not only be required to advocate quality care but also need to communicate articulately, be a mentor, a visionary, a mentor and a role
This quote is from a research paper that highlighted the importance of eliminating health disparities in order to promote “graceful aging (1)”. Generally speaking, the facilitation of “graceful aging” for racial minorities has been particularly challenging. Prevailing racial disparities in nursing home care quality exemplify this reality. In recent years, though there have been some improvements in nursing home care quality, Blacks are still more likely to receive suboptimal care in nursing homes, compared to Whites (2). For instance, a nationally representative study in the U.S. found influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates to be lower among Black nursing home residents compared to Whites, indicating potential racial disparities in the reception of preventative care (3).
Care providers or the team (medical care professional and family) should work in partnership with the patient and deliver care responsive to the needs and expectations of the patients. Medical professionals including doctors and nurses must make sure that the understand patient’s competence and involve them in the planning and management of their care and treatment and provide them support to make informed decisions about their care and treatment options (Aase, Hansen, Aase, & Reeves,
When considering and discussing vulnerability, it is important to immediately acknowledge that any person entering a healthcare setting for treatment and care puts themselves in a vulnerable position. However, the perception of vulnerability greatly differs from person to person dependant on experience and individual factors (Phillips, 1992). As such there is a continuum of vulnerability that encompasses a myriad of factors such as potential, circumstance, permanence and inevitability (Copp, 1986) As a nurse, it is vital that we consider, understand and assess all factors relating to the patient with regards treatment and advocacy in relation to their care plans and beyond. Vulnerability refers to the difficulty or inability of an individual to cope with external risks and shocks to their person or their circumstances. Combined with internal factors, such as a feeling of helplessness, a patient will be unable to cope without damaging loss; where loss is defined as someone who becomes physically, mentally or emotionally weaker as a result of these internal and external factors (Chambers, 1989).
The policies outline three factors for the ensuring the safety of staff and patients. The first consideration is the acuity of the patient. The charge nurse must be familiar with all the patients care needs prior to assigning staff within their unit. The second consideration is the degree of supervision required by each nursing staff member based on his/her previously assessed level of competence. In addition to the previously assessed competence, the assignments should be based on the nurses’ current competency in relation to the nursing care needs of the patient.