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Why is self-knowledge and understanding a critical step in achieving cultural competence? How has the “cultural self-assessment” exercise influenced your awareness of personal and professional values, attitudes,and practices, including prejudices and biases? How will your interactionswith patients and families change as a result of this self-reflection?Professor & Class, Due to diversity in the population, it is necessary to understand the demand and need of the cultural competence. Cultural competence is an ability of nurses to render safe and quality healthcare to clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. “One of the major goals of culturally competent nursing and healthcare practice is to decrease health and healthcare disparities,” (Purnell, 2016, p. 125). This requires the integration and application of detailed knowledge and awareness into appropriate interventions that meet the healthcare requirements ofculturally diverse populations. Today's world is full of diverse range of people everywhere. So, at