Summary: Cultural Competence Of Diversity In Health Care

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Diversity is a culture within a group of people or individual that share different beliefs, values, or customs from one’s own background. In addition, identifying an individual as whole specifically the mind, body and soul encapsulates a multidimensional holistic representation. Diversity is represented within health care as cultural competent care. According to Campinha-Bacote “cultural competency as the ‘process in which the health care provider continuously strives to achieve the ability to work effectively within the cultural context of a client, individual, family or community (p.54)” (Haynes, 2016). Diversity, holistic identities, and cultural competent care are each equally important for patients from any culture.

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