cultural competence


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The ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with persons from cultures and/or belief systems other than one’s own, based on various factors

cultural competence

Social medicine The ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with persons from cultures and/or belief systems other than one's own

cul·tur·al com·pe·tence

(kŭl'chŭr-ăl kom'pĕ-tĕns)
nursing Knowledge and understanding of another person's culture; adapting interventions and approaches to health care to the specific culture of the patient, family, and social group.

cultural competence

Possession of the knowledge and skills required to manage cross-cultural relationships effectively. Cultural incompetence in doctors and other medical staff can seriously prejudice clinical management.
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The purposes of this nursing literature review are to examine the (1) concepts of culture, cultural competence, culture care, culturally competent care, and cultural diversity (2) middle range nursing theories and nursing conceptual models of cultural care and diversity; and (3) currently reported levels of cultural competence of nurse educators, nursing students, and nursing practitioners.
She had trained, developed curricula and written extensively on the subject of cultural competence.
Chapters include an overview of the demographic changes in the united States that call for greater cultural knowledge, a discussion of the disparities in health among ethnic groups, and basic definitions of cultural competence.
Black Males in the Green Mountains: Colorblindness and Cultural Competence in Vermont Public Schools.
Behavior Analysts shall advocate for and participate in educational and training programs that help advance cultural competence within the profession.
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY has received a $957,797 grant to improve the cultural competence of the early childhood workforce.
The achievement of cultural competence is, as they say, a journey, not a destination, a lofty goal that no one can ever reach.
The second edition adds eight chapters on Jewish and Muslim communities, military service members, developmental and physical disabilities, suicide, and measurement of cultural competence.
In a systematic review of several cultural competence training programs by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, researchers found strong evidence that cultural competence training increases the knowledge of health care providers and good evidence that it also can improve their attitudes and skills.
9) Hence, cultural competence is the mastery of skills that provide appropriate awareness and sensitivity to individuals who are in cross-cultural situations.
Brascoupe and Waters argued that cultural safety challenges cultural competence and other similar terms by focusing less on sensitivity and awareness and more on safety and the risks of failing to provide a safe environment.
This study has helped us understand factors related to preservice teachers' beliefs about diversity and how specific experiences may contribute to the development of cultural competence.