Cultural competence refers to the ability of individuals and organizations to effectively interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. This involves an awareness of and sensitivity to cultural differences, as well as an understanding of the impact that culture has on communication, beliefs, values, and behaviors. Cultural competence also requires the ability to modify one's own behavior and communication style to effectively interact with people from different cultures. This program examines cultural competence in the context of nursing, considering the potential consequences of not being aware of a patient's culture, beliefs, and practices. A MotionMasters Production.