In today’s world, cultural competence is essential for a healthy and productive workforce. Here are three ways your healthcare organization can get started on cultural competence: “Cultural competence” is a term that most times gets tossed around in the medical world but what does it really mean? It’s not just about being culturally aware, it’s also about making sure you are practising cultural humility. So what does that entail? This article will cover some ways
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The topic of cultural competence is a matter that should be discussed more often in the healthcare industry. The field of nursing, as well as other professions, have been faced with criticism for not being culturally competent enough to work with patients or clients from diverse backgrounds. This blog post will provide you with five reasons why nurses and other professionals in the healthcare industry need to get more culturally competent.  Why should an organization
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Cultural competence is the foundation on which great nurse-patient relationships are formed. Every healthcare professional should prioritize it. Though cultural competence is not new to nursing, the level of cultural diversity and exposure has changed. Even though our world is being swallowed by globalization, nurses now need to be technically sound and experts in cultural competence. Is Cultural Competence Necessary in Nursing? Disparities in healthcare have been linked to cultural, economic and environmental differences. With
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Culture clashes are inevitable in the workplace. Even though subtle, they can lead to difficult scenarios for the parties involved. What you may see as a small difference in culture can be seen as an insult or lack of understanding from someone else’s perspective. The best way to deal with cultural clashes is by educating yourself on your own culture as well as other cultures. Knowing what you like about a person’s cultural identity rather
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Nurses, healthcare providers, and nursing students alike are all on the same page when it comes to one thing: cultural competence.  What does this mean? Cultural competency means understanding that other cultures exist and their traditions may be very different from your own. It also means recognizing how these differences may affect interactions with patients of certain cultures.  The first step in being culturally competent is to learn about other cultures and their practices. This
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