Cultural and diversity considerations 1 1 the importance of cultural competency •health care workers need to be aware of, and sensitive to, cultural diversity. T here's a lot of talk about cultural diversity these days but what does cultural diversity really mean culture is a name for all the beliefs. The cultural variety and cultural differences that exist in the world, a society, or an institution: dying languages and urbanization are threats to cultural diversity the inclusion of diverse people in a group or organization: to embrace cultural diversity in the workplace.
Transcultural nursing seeks to provide care that acknowledges an individual's culture, values, beliefs and practices - the crux of which is good communication between the health professional and the patient and their family (see communicating with patients. Health care environments attract a diversity of caregivers and patients being able to work effectively with colleagues of different backgrounds, as well as deal appropriately and competently with patients from all walks of life, will help you be a valued health care provider part of dealing with. Cultural diversity and health care cultural sensitivity the ability to be open to learning about and accepting of different cultural groups multiculturalism the recognition and acknowledgement that society is pluralistic.
Racial, ethnic and cultural disparities exist in all aspects of society, but nowhere are they more clearly documented than in health care people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural heritage. Wwwojccnhorg raman104 nline journal of cultural competence in nursing and ealthcare volume 5, number 1 keywords cultural competency, diversity, nurse educators. Cultural diversity in nursing care november 01, 2010 cultural diversity in nursing care health in all cultures is an important aspect of life a person's cultural background, religion and/or beliefs, greatly influences a person's health and their response to medical care (spector, 2004.
Nursing has always stressed the importance of rendering culturally conscious care that respects individual difference and incorporates one's values, beliefs, lifestyles, and practices into the. Cultural diversity: a guide for health professionals presents health and socio-cultural information on multicultural communities (including torture and trauma and issues for children, young people and women) it encourages health staff to actively explore cultural issues with patients and cautions against stereotyping. Cultural diversity in health and illness/culture care: guide to heritage assessment health (cultural diversity in health & illness (spector)) aug 1, 2003 by rachel e spector.
Culture and cultural care have become important concepts in nursing education however, little is known about what nursing students learn about these complex concepts. The concept of cultural respect has a positive effect on patient care delivery by enabling providers to deliver services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. Cultural diversity in nursing and what public speakers and nurses can learn from each other learning cultural diversity in nursing a simple solution for learning cultural diversity the public speaking audience and more on reaching them. Objectives • evaluate the use of concepts and principles of acculturation, culture, cultural diversity, and cultural sensitivity in leading and managing situations • analyze differences between cross-cultural, transcultural, multicultural, and intracultural concepts and cultural marginality.
In order to understand culturally sensitive nursing care you must first understand culture and cultural diversity culture guides our thinking, doing and being, and becomes patterned expressions of who we are (basic nursing, 2003. The initial step involves recognizing that cultural competence is a process rather than an outcome for educators and students (bednarz et al, 2010 x bednarz et al, 2010 bednarz, h, schim, s, and doorenbos, a cultural diversity in nursing education: perils, pitfalls, and pearls. Cultural diversity in health care and nursing 2 nursing education today is met with the challenges of an increasingly diverse population because of the expansion of immigration, minority population growth, and increasing.