Cultural Competency Simply put, the United States is a diverse country. It is common knowledge that this a country founded upon immigration. Moreover, with the advancements in transportation and the growing trends toward globalization this course is more than likely to continue – barring any radical governmental intervention. That is why cultural competency is so vital, especially when it comes to healthcare. Because the sad fact is, not all ethnic groups receive the same level of care (Kittler, Sucher & Nelms, 2017).
Medical providers that have cultural competency will overall enhance the quality of care to a diverse group of patients. Having that cultural knowledge would help the medical provider make the patient feel comfortable ultimately increasing the chance for that patient to follow through or adhere to the medical provider's treatment plan. It would also allow the medical provider to help build a friendly nurturing relationship with all of his or her patients. Developing these friendly relationships with patients will help make the patient worry less about a difficult diagnosis and would give them hope that they could one day get better from it. When a medical provider is culturally competent they would know how to respond to certain medical scenarios
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.
Introduction: Due to the growing economy, population diversity is significantly increasing and it is urging health care providers to understand and communicate with diverse cultural and ethnic populations. From here, the term cultural competency was originated and it’s defined as a” set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals and enables that system, agency, or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations”.(1) Health care providers need to treat patients holistically with respect of their cultural values and traditions, which may interfere and sometimes complicate a recommended treatment, not to mention a significant disparities in oral and general health in these minorities of cultural population have been noticed.(2,3) It is important to mention that perception of seeking professional care varies significantly among different ethnic and cultural groups resulting in poor oral health and negligence of seeking professional care. Therefore, health care quality and effectiveness require a thorough understanding of traditions, cultural values, attitude and background of the diverse cultural groups seeking dental care.(2) Literature review:
To be culturally competent is to respect multiple cultural ways of knowing, seeing and living, to celebrate the benefits of diversity and to have an ability to understand and honour difference (DEEWR, 2009, p. 16). To me cultural competency is having the ability to be aware of, mindful, understanding and respectful of the vast and rich range of culture around me and within the settings in which I educate. Cultural competence is also much more that just being aware of the diversity around us, it is about being open-minded and incorporating culture, difference and diversity into the curriculums in which we develop, and celebrating these differences with others. Cultural competence aims to bring different cultures together in interactions which build positive relationships and attitudes about the differences that set each culture apart, and to honour and celebrate the diversity among ourselves.
Cultural competency in nursing has never been more relevant than in the present day united states. The U.S. has become one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world and population dynamics are changing not only in cities but in rural settings as well. This impacts the healthcare system as different cultures possess varying meanings of appropriate punctuality, eye contact, vocal tone, interpersonal space, diet, touch, religious beliefs, and biological compositions. While I strive to be as inclusive as possible, As a white individual having been raised in rural southwest Wisconsin, I feel it would be easy to inadvertently isolate or be culturally insensitive with no intention. I want to ensure that I am culturally sensitive to the
According to the Rogers & Vismara article, while cultural factors may influence the course of detection, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, child treatment programs for autism tend to lack cultural considerations. One strategy the authors mentioned to address this issue is to train researchers and service providers in cultural competence. What would be some of the essential components of effective cultural competency training that is uniquely catering to culturally diverse children with autism spectrum
a. Discuss what you’ve learned in the course I have learned that cultural competency is an essential part of nursing care, at home and abroad. That even the simplest initiative can have a powerful influence on the management of communicable diseases and overall community health. I learned about the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG) and countries commitment to meeting those goals. Lastly, I discover the important role non-government agencies play in supporting countries as they strive to meet these SDG.
Final Research Protocol Paper "Cultural competence is the ability to communicate, live, learn and work in cross-cultural situations. It’s important to have respect for differences, an eagerness to learn and a willingness to accept there are many ways of viewing the world." ~Terry Bergeson, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Research Objective/Introduction My research objective is to explore the cultural competence of the faculty and administration of a high school institution’s impact on the academic success of African American high school students.
2. How does cultural competence differ from linguistic competence and from performance? Cultural competence is having the knowledge, respect, and reflection of another culture. Linguistic competence is having knowledge of a language and how it works. Performance is using your knowledge to apply what you know linguistically or culturally.