culturally competent care


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culturally competent care

The provision of health care with tolerance and respect for people of all ages, nationalities, races, beliefs, and customs.
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Waite and Calmaro (2010) defines culturally competent care as those sets of "skills and behaviors that enable the nurse to work effectively within the cultural context of a client (i.
Their findings also showed that ethnicity, previous coursework and educational experiences can increase nurses' self-efficacy in delivering culturally competent care.
The authors define culturally competent care as acknowledging and incorporating the importance of culture and language, the cultural strengths of people and their communities, the assessment of cross-cultural relations, vigilance to dynamics in cultural and linguistic differences, and the adaptation of services to meet culturally unique needs.
Providing culturally competent care to a diverse population requires that a facility and its caregivers know something about the resident's beliefs and practices.
Putting more culturally competent care providers into the field could also help.
By leveraging our strong physician and community relationships, we will also deepen our understanding of the needs of these communities and support culturally competent care delivery.
Finally, the nurse achieves the unconscious competent level and is able to automatically provide culturally competent care.
However, in order to seize these opportunities, the profession must improve its own diversity and educate existing dental hygienists in culturally competent care.
Other critical elements that are needed to help improve the equity of health care include a greater investment in prevention, more data collection to identify disparities, and access to more culturally competent care, the representatives said.
The Ethnic Minority Mentoring Program is for minority nurses seeking professional support and oncology nurses interested in improving their delivery of culturally competent care to patients.
Our intention ultimately and always is to provide high-quality, culturally competent care," she said.
The first article in the series provided the reader a conceptual definition of cultural competence, a literature review and a description of the relevance of culturally competent care in a rural state.

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