Lead-in: According to the Office of Health and Human Services, (n.d). cultural competence is a major part of closing the disparities gap in healthcare. Â This concept considers the way patients and healthcare professionals interact and talk about health concerns without having cultural differences hinder the conversation. Instead, cultural competence allows for a way to enhance the health conversation. Â Being respectful, responsive and considerate of cultural nuances can help to bring about positive outcomes for the patient (Retrieved fromÂ http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=11Â on December 9 2013). This weekâ€™s assignment focuses on researching cultural competence and its impact on healthcare.
To Prepare for the Assignment:
- Complete the assigned reading
- Locate a peer-reviewed journal article on the topic
- Review the rubric for this assignment in the syllabus
With these thoughts in mind,
Assignment:Â Research peer-reviewed journal articles on cultural competence in healthcare. Prepare a 2-3 page APA paper (not including title page and references) covering the following: Subject Descriptions, Summary of Findings, Recommendations if possible and Conclusions. See the Rubric for further details.