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Chapter Ten: Cultural Competency

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Ashli Vinkler

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Ashli Vinkler
Amber Cappitte
Eunice Owusu Cultural Competency and Social Issues
in Nursing and Health Care Population Trends: Other Minorities include:
older adults
recently arrived immigrants. Less Known Minorities Hate
Celebration Attitudes towards culturally
diverse groups: Although most nurses are white women, diversity in graduating classes are increasing.
African Americans=highest
Indian Americans=lowest

The number of men completing nursing degrees is increasing as well. Diversity Con't 1908-National association of colored graduates
Cadet Nurse Corps
1954-Brown vs. Board of Educations
1960-Selantic Fund
1971-National Student Nurses Association
Present- American Nurses foundation History of Recruitment and Retention: The profession of nursing is always changing.

In the United States, people that were once the majority (whites) are not becoming the minority.

Individuals are beginning to live longer Defined Minorities include: African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Asians.
Six causes of death: 1.) Cancer
2.) Cardiovascular and stroke
3.) Chemical dependency
4.) Diabetes
5.) Homicides and accidents
6.) Infannt mortality. Voiceless about their health. Social and economic issues affecting minorities health: increased joblessness
limited access to health care and insurance
homelessness Need for Diversity in Health Care: "There is a lack of diversity and ethnic representation of health care professionals, and there is limited knowledge about values, beliefs, experiences, and health care needs of certain populations. Each of these groups has a unique set of responses t o health and illness. " (Cherry, Jacob, 215). Recruitment and Retention Nurses need to be reflective of our population. Cultural Competency Everyone needs to come together as one to work towards the common goal of health.
"The development of cultural competence first requires us to have an awareness of the fact that many belief systems exist" (Nurse Together). Anglo-American Values contrast with other cultures Cultural Phenomena Environmental control
Biologic Variations
Social Organization
Time Minorities are less knowledgeable about health therefore: More education trans cultural programs

International nursing in hundreds of countries.

Research devoted to cultural issues Responsibilities of
health care Facilities continuing education
trans cultural nurses
resources There are also standards set by the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Care Services (CLAS) Self assessment
Cultural assessment
Nutrition assessment
Sickness and Cures assessment How to become more Cultural: References Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, and Management (5th addition)

"Cultural Competence in Nursing." Nursing Community, Nursing Jobs, Nursing CE. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. <http://www.nursetogether.com/Career/Career-Article/itemId/1422/Cultural-Competence-in-Nursing.aspx>.

"Cultural Competency." Cultural Competency. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. <http://www.culturediversity.org/cultcomp.htm>. "To be culturally competent the nurse needs to understand his/her own world views and those of the patient, while avoiding stereotyping and misapplication of scientific knowledge" (Trans-cultural Nursing).
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