The Professional Practice Of Nursing Essay

951 Words Jan 14th, 2016 4 Pages
As the United States become more diversified in cultures, it is very important for the workers in the healthcare profession to be up to speed on the various cultures from all around the world. To be up to speed on the various cultures from around the world means to be culturally competent. It is very important to carry being culturally competent into the professional practice of nursing. To be culturally competent in the professional practice of nursing means to be able to provide the proper treatment and care for a person with a different culture according to their culture. With the many different cultural groups that a nurse may encounter in the professional practice of nursing, it is common to encounter challenges when attempting to provide health care to these individuals. There are currently a lot of resources that helps to support the nursing care of a culturally diverse population. I researched the cultural of Chinese Americans to show some of the challenges that may arise when attempting to provide healthcare to these individuals. Most Chinese Americans come to the United Stated from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. They make up approximately one percent of the population of the United States. One percent doesn’t sound like a lot, but one percent of the United States population is approximately two point seven million people. The number of Chinese Americans has grown exponentially in since nineteen sixty-five. The Chinese Americans are now a very important…

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