Essay about The Importance Of Cultural Competence Among Health Care

1255 Words Mar 15th, 2016 null Page
There are various issues in health care today that need sincere attention. I will discuss three main issues that need to be addressed in our ever changing world. The first of the issues I’ll be discussing is cultural competence amongst health care providers. As we all know and see the United States is a racially and ethnically diverse nation which means our health care providers need to be equipped with the necessary education and training to be able to provide for diverse populations. As an East African woman who plans for a career in nursing, I hope to do my part in raising cultural competency. The second concern in health care today is that some health care facilities do not implement community perspectives into their health planning. The deficiency in community perspectives leads to health care providers not knowing about the people surrounding them in the community in greater detail. I hope to use my background in community work and the qualities I gained to hopefully reduce and someday diminish the concern that health care isn’t keeping up with the demographics of the surrounding community. The third health care concern I will talk about is another near and dear to me which is the severely low quality health care women in developing countries receive.

Cultural competency is a very significant necessity in health care today and the lack of it in leadership and in the health workforce, is quite pressing. The lack of cultural competency can bring about dire…

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