Culture And Diversity In Healthcare

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Healthcare is a universal need. People around the world need healthcare to make sure they stay in perfect health. To stay perfectly healthy people needs access to doctors, nurses, and other health professionals including health information management to evaluate and document their healthcare diagnosis and care. However, health professional has experience some issues when it comes to take care of people’s health. One of the main issues that many health care providers face is the wide variety of diversity of their patient’s culture and beliefs. There are many cultures and beliefs around the world. Because of the variety of culture and beliefs, many health professional face barriers that interfere with the care of their patient’s health. The most …show more content…
There are many languages around the world. Unfortunately, most people only speak and understands only one language, which is usually depends on where they live. Unfortunately, there are circumstances in people’s lives that cause people to move to another city, state, or country. When people move, they might move into a place that speaks a different language that they do not know. With no knowledge or ability to speak the new language, the person that moved will fall into disadvantage if they become sick and need to search for healthcare. When they come to seek treatment, the sick person will struggle to try to communicate with the doctors and nurses about their condition. Since the patient speaks a different language the doctors and nurses might be unable to correctly diagnose or treat the patient. The language barrier can lead to mistakes in diagnosing and treating the patient and can increase cost of their medical bills. This issue of language barriers can affect the amount and quality of health care received (Ihara, “Cultural Competence in Health Care: Is It Important for People with Chronic …show more content…
Healthcare professionals can come from different culture backgrounds. However, to have a successful working hospital or clinic all healthcare professionals have to work together as a single unit. Working together can become an issue when different cultures clash. The culture clash can leave people feeling that they are being discriminated against racial or ethnic identity, gender, socioeconomic status, weight or age in health care settings (Newcomb, “Stereotypes in Health Care Can Make Patients Feel Worse, Study Finds.”). If these issues of prejudice are not solved, the hospital or clinic will provide poor service to patients that need their help. The poor service would cause patients to avoid the hospital or clinic, which in turn, can cost the hospital or clinic of potential payments because nobody wants to pay for poor

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