Emerging Standards of Culturally Competent Care
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The paper defines cultural competence and the provision of culturally competent care and focuses on the scenario where an adolescent presents for services and is accompanied by a parent that is non-English speaking. The paper comments on the standards of cultural competence that appear to be met and that are not met, and looks at how they impact the delivery of nursing care. Finally, the paper looks at solutions that could be implemented where standards are not being met.
From the Paper:"Cultural competency is described by the National Center for Cultural Competence (n.d.) as the ability of a healthcare organization and its staff to communicate effectively and deliver information in a way that is clearly understood by diverse audiences. Duke, Connor, and McEldowney (2009) describe cultural competence as the skills developed by health care practitioners to work with clients who come from different cultures. Yet the concept of cultural competence goes beyond communication and includes valuing diversity, being aware of how cultural differences impact relationship dynamics, having some basic understanding of the patient's cultural beliefs, and providing services in a manner that is respectful of the patient's health seeking and service delivery preferences (National Center for Cultural Competence, n.d.).
"The U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (OMH) provides the National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS). These standards were built out of research that showed that persons of diverse background, particularly those with linguistic differences, received less adequate healthcare experiences (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 2003). Some of the major points include that services should be provided in a manner that is congruent with their cultural beliefs about health, and whenever possible should be delivered in their preferred language (U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, 2003)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Duke, J., Connor, M., & McEldowney, R. (2009). Becoming a culturally competent health practitioner in the delivery of culturally safe care: A process oriented approach. Journalof Cultural Diversity, 16(2), 40-49.
- Garrett, P. W., Dickson, H. G., & Whelan, A. K. (2008). What do non-English-speaking patientsvalue in acute care? Cultural competency from the patient's perspective: a qualitative study. Ethnicity & Health, 13(5), 479-496.
- Green-Hernandez, C., Quinn, A. A., Denman-Vitale, S., Falkenstern, S. K., & Judge-Ellis, T. (2004). Making primary care culturally competent. The Nurse Practitioner, 49-55.
- National Center for Cultural Competence. (n.d.). Retrieved May 29, 2010 from http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/links/index.html#policies
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. (2003). Providing oral linguistic service. Retrieved May 29, 2010 from http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/links/index.html#policies
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