The capacity to comprehend and communicate effectively with members of other cultures is known as cultural competence.
You need the following to be culturally competent:
Fundamental knowledge of your own culture. (It is challenging to comprehend another person’s culture if you do not grasp your own.)
A desire to understand other people’s cultural customs and points of view.
a positive outlook on cultural differences, as well as a willingness to embrace and respect those differences
The Importance of Cultural Competence
Refugees, migrants, immigrants, and people from various racial or ethnic backgrounds are all around us. That is just how our increasingly exciting and stunning world is.
The Census Bureau predicts that foreign migration will increase the U.S. population by one person every 34 seconds in 2020 alone. Our opportunity to have meaningful, varied relationships is expanding along with the rest of the globe.
Being culturally competent is crucial since doing so will make it impossible for us to develop those connections. Instead, we will coexist with people whose cultures are foreign to us, increasing the likelihood of misunderstandings, damaged feelings, and bias—all of which may be avoided.
How can community health nurses apply the strategies of cultural competence to their practice? Provide at least one example from each of the following four strategies: cultural preservation, cultural accommodation, cultural re-patterning, and cultural brokering. What is a possible barrier to applying the strategy/example chosen? Use an example that is different than the postings of other students.