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Cultural Competence in Primary Care
A discussion on cultural competency in primary care physicians and its importance in the delivery of services among minority populations.
# 152616 | 1,565 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US


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Description:

The paper identifies the key elements of cultural competency and explores a definition of cultural competence that will aid in the elimination of gaps in the primary care field. The paper discusses how simply understanding other cultures is not enough for the primary care physician; he must be able to apply his skills in a manner that provides equitable and culturally responsive care to all of his patients, regardless of race or cultural background. The paper then details the importance of cultural competency in the delivery of consistent primary care and offers examples to show that the way the practitioner views other cultures will play a significant role in the ability of patients to access care. The paper also notes that the physician must appreciate how significant traditional treatment systems can be for the patient.

Outline:
What is Cultural Competence?
Why is it Important in Primary Care?

From the Paper:

"In order to derive a definition of cultural competence that will aid in the elimination of gaps in the primary care field, one must develop a definition that is action oriented. Simply understanding other cultures is not enough. The primary care physician must be able to apply those skills in a manner that provides equitable care and culturally responsive care to all of their patients, regardless of race or cultural background.
"Everyone is born with their own set of cultural biases. These biases are the result social learning that begins at a very early age. Few are born with an innate sense of cultural competence. For most, it is something that must be learned. People grow up with various levels of exposure to those of different cultural backgrounds from their own. Some grow up in rather culturally diverse communities where they must interact with many cultures on a daily basis. Others grow up in relatively culturally isolated community is which they become immersed in a single set of cultural values and ideals. The type of community in which a child grows up and family attitudes towards those from different cultures plays a key role in their attitudes in the future."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Eaves, Y. (2005). African American and Alternative Therapies. Diversity Resources. http://www.unc.edu/courses/2005spring/nurs/095/001/cultural_competence/ppts/AAfolk med.ppt
  • Fast Facts and Concepts #78. (2002). Cultural aspects of pain management. Weissman D Gordon D, and Bidar-Sielaff S. October 2002. End-of-Life Physician Education Resource Center. Retrieved July 16, 2010 from http://www.mywhatever.com/cifwriter/library/eperc/fastfact/ff78.html.
  • JAMARDA Resources, Inc., (2005). Health Beliefs and Practices. Retrieved July 16, 2010 from http://www.jamardaresources.com/sample/subpages/asians/asians_hlth_beliefs.htm.
  • Office of Minority Health. (2005). What Is Cultural Competency? U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved July 16, 2010 from http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=11

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