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Cultural Proficiency

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Irina Gagnon

on 1 May 2013

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Transcript of Cultural Proficiency

Cultural Proficiency Irina Gagnon Mr. McGlothin
Composition II Bonjour Kamusta Marhaba Ciao Hello Aloha Ni hao Hola Guten tag Namaste Shalom Mambo Salam Hallo God dag Hujambo Li-ho Sawubona Cho demo Choni Salut Cultural Proficiency Importance of time Nature of friendship Concept of Self Concept of Leadership Observable Cultural Differences Physical appearance (cultural artifacts)
Verbal communication
- Lack of English language proficiency, limited vocabulary, inaccurate pronunciation, and not being familiar with slang or regional dialects-
- Voice quality, tone, intonation, rhythm, and speed; reflections; vocabulary; pronunciation; grammatical structure Culture also lies underneath the surface, beneath concious awareness. Body language
-motions, reflexes, touch, facial expressions, eye contact, gestures, and posture Personal and social space Culture is multidimensional Values Holiday customs Religious rituals Religious beliefs Rules of social etiquette Childraising/ family beliefs Notions of modesty Work ethic Foods/ eating habits Music Concept of fairness Concept of Beauty Concept of personal space Understanding of natural world Cultural Incompetence A lack of knowledge of
the cultural implications
of health behavior Cultural Knowledge Learning the elements of
culture and their role in
shaping and defining
health behavior Cultural Awareness Recognizing and
understanding the
cultural implications
of health behavior Cultural Sensitivity The integration of
cultural knowledge
and awareness into
individual and
institutional behavior Cultural Competence The routine application of culturally appropriate health care interventions and practices. Cultural Proficiency The integration of cultural competence into the culture of the organization and intoprofessional practice,teaching, and researchMastery of the cognitive andaffective phases of cultural development Cognitive Phase Affective Phase Cultural Development Model Barriers to Progression The primary barrier to progression, and ultimately change toward cultural proficiency, is the unwillingness of individuals and institutions to unearth, examine, and shed light on their underlying assumptions about people whose cultures differ from their own The End :)
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