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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Today, the health care environment is going through rapid changes, and health care organizations are challenged to deliver culturally competent care for increasingly diverse patient populations.
Cultural competency guidelines were incorporated into the ethical codes of some of the largest professional organizations associated with mental health care such as the American Counseling Association (ACA), American Psychological Association (APA), and National Association for Social Workers (NASW) to ensure quality culturally competent care.
Providing culturally competent care is a pragmatic issue; care which is responsive to patients needs improves patient outcomes.
The delivery of culturally competent care has the potential to reduce health disparaties.
Students need to grasp the science and technology, but also the issues that go along with culturally competent care.
To provide culturally competent care, healthcare professionals must be willing and able to provide family- and patient-centred care by adjusting their attitudes and behaviours to the needs of diverse patient groups.
With the appropriate training, adequate resources, and encouragement from caring nurse educators, these students could become valuable, successful, culturally competent care providers for their communities.
The Joint Commission has also produced a number of items advancing culturally competent care and patient-centered communication and care, which are available online at http://www.
The box contains tips for providing culturally competent care to the LGBT community.
In order to provide culturally competent care the nurse must know cultural care values, expressions and patterns.
Al-Abdullah and LeBlanc underscored the importance of Qatari nationals' involvement in healthcare for the country's development, as well as in terms of providing culturally competent care to the growing population.

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