A Brief Note On The Cross Cultural Communication Essay

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If the standards had not been met

A majority of the competencies were not met. The knowledge of cultures was non-existent and had no advocates for anything better. In fact, much of the medical staff viewed the Hmong as a burden on the healthcare, which contributed to many of the hospitals not wanting to take the Hmong population. Douglas (2014) outlines actions to be taken to include cultural assessments, literature education for barriers that prevent healthcare access. The cross-cultural communication was not only neglected by Lia’s care team, but by the regional healthcare system. From an environmental perspective the Hmong were molded in an American society that deemed them deserving of inferior protections and care. Unfortunately, this bias was bi-directional: whether it was impelled by current prejudices or the history of cultural fighting, the Hmong were just as resistant to accommodating American society. This cross-cultural communication relies heavily on the healthcare system to identify the needs of these people and be sensitive to their cultural norms. Additionally, to provide care in a way that would be mutually beneficial with the care being focused on the needs of the patient and family. Patient advocacy does not require nurses to agree, promote, or tolerate any demographic on a personal ideology. What nursing and healthcare does require is professionalism which dictates “[c]ulturally competent nurses…..recognize the harmful effects of ignorance, hate,…

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