The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency. Definition of cultural competency: a set of behaviors, policies, and attitudes which form a system or agency which allows cross-cultural groups to effectively work professionally in situations this includes human behaviors. Cultural competence in health care: emerging frameworks and practical approaches joseph r betancourt massachusetts general hospital-harvard medical school. Mental health america believes that it is essential that all aspects of mental health systems be reflective of the diversity of the communities that they serve and that mental health agencies strive to become and remain culturally and linguistically competent a culturally and linguistically. Galambos cm, moving cultural diversity toward cultural competence in health care, health & social work 28, 1 (feb 2003). Cross-cultural competence helps you be more capable and confident when engaging people from different cultures build cross-cultural competence in 12 ways.
Cultural competence is the ability to successfully teach it entails developing certain personal and interpersonal awareness and sensitivities, developing certain bodies of cultural knowledge, and mastering a set of skills that, taken together. Understanding cultural competency the term cultural competence is used to describe a set of skills, values and principles that acknowledge, respect and work towards optimal interactions between the individual and the various cultural and ethnic groups that an individual might come in contact with. The bureau of cultural competence is dedicated to promoting effective changes in policy, procedure, and practices by the infusion of cultural and linguistic competency throughout new york state's mental health system. Training program to enhance cultural competency in nursing homes test your knowledge on cultural competence below is a list of questions regarding your knowledge of cultural competence. Global competencies, cultural differences part one: what is cultural competence as i watch the news, i am stricken by the fighting - you see it on the local, regional, state, national and international news. There are numerous assessment tools available for evaluating cultural competence in clinical, training, and organizational settings these tools are not specific to behavioral health treatment though more work is needed in developing empirically supported instruments to measure cultural.
Beyond the tip of the iceberg: five stages toward cultural competence jerome h hanley understanding the cultures of the youth we serve requires more than words and good intentions. National center for cultural competence 3300 whitehaven st, nw, suite 3300 washington, dc 20007 a a a. Fii cultural competency and diversity plan 2013-14 page 3 what is cultural competency an awareness of, respect for, and attention to the diversity of the people with whom it.
Cultural competence in research annotated bibliography program for cultural competence in research harvard catalyst program for faculty development & diversity. National center for benefit s outreach and enrollment (ncboe) 3 cultural competence and benefits access introduction e very day thousands of benefits counselors. Promoting cultural competence in nursing cna position culture refers to the processes that happen between individuals and groups within organizations and society. Revised september 5, 2007 for cultural competence: knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to embrace diversity a resource manual for developing cultural competence. Blueprint for teaching cultural competence in physical therapy education background the united states is a nation of diverse citizenry the 2000 census reported significant.
Home culture, language and health literacy cultural competence a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural situations.