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Culture and Spirit

Culture and Spirit - Cultural Competence Cultural Care(and...

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Cultural Competence: Cultural Care ( and Spirituality) L. Meneghini MSN RN CEN (revised 09/08/08)
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Cultural Competence Why discuss culture in Health Care? What is so special about it? Who makes up our world?
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Cultural Competence Consider this: If a village of 100 people reflected our world and the ratios stayed consistent: 57 would be Asian 21 would be European 14 would be from the Western hemisphere 8 would be African
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Cultural Competence 70 would be non – White 30 would be White 70 would be non – Christian 30 would be Christian 89 would be heterosexual 11 would be homosexual
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Cultural Competence 6 (all from U.S.) would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth 80 would live in substandard housing 50 would suffer malnutrition (Harter)
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Cultural Considerations 1 would be near death 1 would be near birth 1 would have a college education 1 would own a computer
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Cultural Considerations If the R.N.’s in the U.S. were reflected in 100 people with consistent ratio’s 95 are female 5 are male 87 are White 5 are African- American 2 are Hispanic
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Cultural Considerations < 1 Native Hawaiian, Indian, Alaskan < 1 is Other 9 are 20 - 29 23 are 30 – 39 34 are between 40 – 49 21 are 50 – 59 11 are older than 59
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Cultural Competence Cultural Car e: A concept that describes professional nursing and medicine that is culturally sensitive, appropriate, and competent 1 ) Culturally sensitive:
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