Culturally Competent Care Research Paper by Quality Writers

Culturally Competent Care
This paper examines standards and policies of care that are sensitive to the ethnocultural needs of the patient.
# 104151 | 3,308 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses the importance of culturally competent care in the hospital. The paper looks at the gap in health insurance coverage in various ethnic groups and examines the standards of the present health policies in effect today. The paper also presents strategies to improve culturally-sensitive care. The paper concludes that there are few concrete policies that categorically address the plight of minorities and therefore it is the ethical responsibility of policy-makers to look out for their welfare.

Theoretical Framework
Population Vulnerability
Standards of Met and Unmet Cultural Competence
Impacts on Nursing Care Delivery

From the Paper:

"Culturally competent care in the health workplace setting of a hospital involves the provision of effective and timely care that is sensitive to the ethnocultural needs of the client or patient. This type of care, while sensitive to the needs of people with different ethnocultural backgrounds, must not, at the same time, become biased in its provision of care, either by policy, protocol or other barriers that prevent equality in care. This means that, while unique sets of people with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds have equally unique care needs, this should not be the basis for justifications of providers to relegate culturally-sensitive initiatives to lesser priority over others."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Institute of Medicine (IOM). (2002). Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.

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