Topic 3 DQ 1 and CAT 1 - What is the importance of cultural...

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What is the importance of cultural competency in nursing practice? Support your response. We live in a time where we are constantly interacting with people from different parts of the world and it is important to be able to interact with them accordingly. We as nurses need to be able to provide culturally competent care to all of our patients. Culturally competent care includes the attitude, skills, and knowledge that support providing care for people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. One must be aware of the different cultures in the area that you work such as their customs and principles. It is also important to be aware or learn about how diseases and medications affect them specifically. It is also important to be aware of how their behavior(s) and attitudes are intertwined with their culture. For example it would be extremely rude to make eye contact and maintain said eye contact with certain Asian cultures. Or, you
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  • Summer '16
  • marylou devlin
  • herbal remedies, culturally competent care

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