Cultural Incapacity –  the lack of capacity to respond effectively to culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Scenarios 5 & 6

Please make sure you answer the appropriate questions for the above scenarios- no submissions accepted. Remember all of these scenarios have a cultural aspect to them, so you may need to research the assumption being made in the scenario about the specific culture mentioned, to assist you with your response.

5. You are discharging a patient of Chinese heritage.  You begin to ask all the pertinent discharge questions and notice that their answer to every question is “yes”.  What might be your assumption?  How could you better assess, in a culturally competent manner, this individual’s comprehension of the very critical discharge plans?

6.An elderly couple, of Mexican heritage, is discussing their care needs at a skilled nursing facility.  As the team members discuss the couple’s needs they notice the couple is not making or maintain eye contact and that they are always looking down.  One of the team members asks the couple if there is something wrong or if they are not understanding all that is being discussed.  Why might this couple not be initiating or maintaining eye contact?  How might you have handled this situation differently?

Assessment Overview

This section houses all the assessments in this course.  Only assessments submitted into Bb will be graded, completing an assessment on your computer but not submitting it does not count as completing the assessment.  If you have difficulty uploading an assessment then please email the instructor of record and contact OIT.  Tracking statistics are on in this course therefore I can track when you have been active in the course so please be responsible for your submissions. Use outside sources and cite to support your insight.

Please use APA formatting for citations here is a resource

It is important to understand these definitions and to be able to use them in your scenarios, discussions, book review and final exam. Please review the definitions and apply them as needed to the assignments.

Culture-  An integrated pattern of learned beliefs and behaviors that can be shared among groups, including thoughts, styles of communicating and ways of interacting, views on roles and relationships, values, practices, and customs.

Rose (2013) stated, “Cultural competence involves ensuring that the needs of diverse patients/clients/customers are met by health service professionals based on the acquisition of specific skill sets, valuing diversity, and taking concrete steps to ensure efficacy in serving minority populations” (pg.50).

Rose, P. R. (2013). Cultural competency for the health professional. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.

Cultural Awareness –  the ability of healthcare providers to appreciate and understand their client’s values, beliefs, lifeways, practices, and problem-solving strategies.

Cultural Blindness –  Scenarios in which all people are viewed the same without taking into consideration that cultural differences matter.

Cultural Competence –  cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations., Per the cultural competence continuum: involves ensuring that the needs of diverse patients/clients/customers are met by health service and public health organizations based on the acquisition of specific skill sets, valuing diversity and taking concrete steps to ensure efficacy in serving minority populations.

Cultural Desire –  the ability of the healthcare provider/health service administrator/public health practitioner to possess a drive to achieve cultural competence.

Cultural Humility  -ability to maintain an interpersonal stance that is other-oriented (or open to the other) in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the [person]” APA

Cultural Destructiveness –  characterized by attitudes, policies, structures, and practices within a system or an organization that are destructive to a cultural group.

Cultural Incapacity –  the lack of capacity to respond effectively to culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Cultural Knowledge –  the ability to have insight and knowledge about physical, psychological, and biological variations among groups as well as having knowledge about various cultures to better understand their clients.

Cultural Sensitivity – An awareness of and respect for a patient’s cultural beliefs and values.

Cultural Pre-competence – When a healthcare organization is aware of its strengths and areas for growth and there is a clear commitment to human and civil rights.

Cultural Proficiency –  Takes the process of cultural competence a step further by employing staff and consultants with cultural expertise, ensuring assessment and training efforts, and reviewing policies and procedures to ensure the inclusion of culturally competent language.

Paradigm Shift – A revolutionary change from one way of thinking to another, which does not just happen but is driven by agents of change.

Rose, P. R. (2013). Cultural competency for the health professional. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.


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