Cultural Competence in Health Care

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.  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.  Being respectful, responsive and considerate of cultural nuances can help to bring about positive outcomes for the patient (Retrieved from http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlID=11 on December 9 2013). This week’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: 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.