Culture in Society (02:21)
Consider several questions about your culture. Culture determines our beliefs about what is and is not acceptable. Hear statistics on the American population; each race encompasses many ethnic groups.
Societal Organization (02:29)
Societies organize in many ways. Cultural diversity should be the focus of our interactions; our culture affects our evaluation of what is proper and improper. Learning about other cultures helps us consider different perspectives and dispel negative stereotypes.
Culturally Competent Care (02:19)
The American Nursing Association requires nurses to meet patient needs in ways that honor cultural preferences; health and well-being are culturally defined. Cultural competent healthcare workers do not impose their cultural beliefs on the patient. This film will help workers become more sensitive to and accepting of culturally diverse patients.
Cultural Diversity in the Workplace (02:41)
Cultural differences make take on new meaning when someone is sick. Nurses need to understand how to mix cultural understanding with nursing care to be culturally competent. See a list of cultural considerations that can affect healthcare workers and the patient.
Western Influence (01:22)
Western culture dominates in western and central European nations and nations settled by Europeans; Western culture exists in many Asian nations. Asian-Americans are the fastest growing racial, ethnic group in the U.S.
Western Medicine (03:51)
Western medicine ideas differ from other cultures and include: meliorism, dominance over nature, activism, timeliness, therapeutic aggressiveness, future orientation, and standardization. Eastern culture beliefs are more feeling based and actions occur more from a family perspective than individualistic. Hear U.S. minority population statistics.
Cultural Competency (04:20)
Cross, Bazron, Dennis, and Isaacs define five elements that contribute to an institution's ability to become culturally competent. Evaluate your beliefs and values and understand that the patient's values are the priority. Institutions generally run in a manner that reflects traditional Anglo-American ideals.
LEARN Model (05:46)
There is an increasing awareness of the impact of diverse health and disease belief systems on care providers and patients. Researchers developed multicultural patient population guidelines using the LEARN mnemonic. Consider cultural differences that can cause problems in a healthcare setting.
Cultural Competency Challenges (05:08)
Cultural competency is an ongoing evaluation. Challenges for healthcare providers include: clinical differences, language, family interaction, food preferences, and religious practices.
Workplace Considerations (03:15)
Healthcare workers have responsibilities to their patients. Consider several elements that could make your job easier. Ethics and trust can be challenges to culturally competent care.
Credits: Cultural Diversity and Healthcare Competency (00:41)
Credits: Cultural Diversity and Healthcare Competency
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