Intercultural competence

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  • Cultural Themes In La Haine

    “La Haine” explores the themes of how cultural diaspora would affect the shape of identity. Identity reflects how the ever-changing society would affect an individual’s development, and it would never be completely set in stone. Director Mathieu Kassovitz sets out to capture how the remains of the empire is still apparent in societies with prominent cultural diaspora. Even today, it is being talked about, when it comes to the presence of the migrants. According to Paul A. Silverstein and…

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  • Anna Håkanson Case Study

    What is your opinion of the manner in which Anna Håkansson prepared for her business trip? Could she have done a better job here? If so, how? In my opinion, Anna’s preparation was a good jumping off point but was inadequate. While her comparison of Bahrain and Sweden using Hofstede’s cultural dimensions (Steers, 2013) and her study of the structure of Arab extended families and the role this family structure plays in the decision-making process was a good start, she failed to study up on the…

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  • Cultural Competency And Cultural Humility

    • What is the difference between the terms cultural competence and cultural humility? There seems to be some differences between cultural competence and cultural humility. According to Purnell (2013), “cultural competence in health care is having the knowledge, abilities, and skills to deliver care that is congruent with patients cultural beliefs and practice” (p.7). In my opinion this means as a nurse you are willing to acknowledge each patients cultural differences and accommodate their…

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  • Benefit Of Studying Abroad

    I think it is important to study abroad because it rewards students with the invaluable gift of being completely immersed in oftentimes, what is a new culture. Having an intercultural experience is so extremely important in order to broaden one’s sense of cultural understanding, and cultural competency. I think living in the U.S., one can often become rather ethnocentric, and lose sight of just how diverse the rest of the world is, and because of that we view cultural differences amongst…

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  • Cultural Differences In The Toraja People

    Concerning the Toraja people of Sulawesi, Indonesia and the resentment the grew toward tourist when it came to altering ceremonies to attract tourist, Scollon and Scollon present the reasons for the resentment in the form of four cultural differences. These differences are ideology, socialization, discourse, and face systems. These four cultural differences served as motivation and explanation for the rejection of tourism by the Toraja people. Scollon and Scollon describe ideology as the groups…

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  • Cross-Cultural Training Case Study

    According to Dowling & Welch (2004) defined cross-cultural training as a planned intervention designed to increase the knowledge and skills of expatriates to live and work effectively and achieve general life satisfaction in an unfamiliar host culture. Cross-cultural training is generally seen by researchers as necessary to increase the probability of success on foreign assignments. The training should differ according to different phases of the foreign assignment and depending on the…

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  • Global Virtual Team: Negotiating Cultural Differences

    Furthermore, virtual teams member are expected to become interdependent, successfully negotiate cultural differences. Global virtual teams are most times made up of people with different cultures and beliefs. This poses as a threat when it comes to norms and tradition. We have not even addressed the possible conflicts that could arise due to time differences between zones of team members. Probably this is why Andres (2008) says multicultural teams have greater potential for misunderstandings and…

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  • Cultural Issues In Nursing Essay

    The purpose of this essay is to allow myself, the nursing student to demonstrate understanding of how culture and health influence the nursing career, using a reflective essay. Australia offers a multicultural society, which simply means we are culturally and ethnically diverse. Nationally, we relate to more than 270 ancestries (Australian Human Rights Commission, n.d.). Cultural bias is pervasive, negative, or unconscious beliefs, attitudes or differences in understanding of a culture (Kirwan…

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  • Difference Between P-Time And Polychronic Culture

    Monochronic and Polychronic Differences: Time Introduction A cultural anthropologist named, Edward Hall, introduced the concepts of low context and high context cultures in the mid twentieth century. A wide range of characteristics and behaviors determine the context classification of a culture. And within the two different cultural contexts, identified by Hall, there is a contrasting view of time, which is considered to be a non-verbal tool for communication. The study of how different…

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  • Difference Between Dignity And Honor Culture

    In the negotiation process is critical to consider the cultural differences between buyer and seller. In a study about “What is culture?” lead by the University of Warwick, there are around 164 definitions of culture due to the multiple usages of this concept. In my opinion, the best meaning of culture is “the set of attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors shared by a group of people, but different for each individual, communicated from one generation to the next” (Matsumoto, 1996). Taking…

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