their own culture, values, and prejudices and effectively using patient-centered communication skills regardless of their culture. Ball (2019, stated that cultural competence requires the healthcare providers be sensitive to patient’s heritage, sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation, ethnicity, and cultural background. As we can see this patient belongs to one of the ethnic’s minorities that we still face in this country and affect negatively the health and the medical care for individuals that belong to these groups. Jarvis (2016), mentions that the health status of each individual is influenced by personal, social, economic, and environmental factors and these are collectively called the Determinants of Health.
CULTURAL COMPETENCY 3 Health disparities affect people who experience social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage (Jarvis, 2016). This includes ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, and the LGBT community. As we can see in this case the patient has many disadvantages according to the literature, the ethnic group, the social economic situation, and this is reflected in his words when say to the provider “I came for my annual physical exam, but do not want to be a burden to my daughter." It is vital to evaluate cultural beliefs, lifestyles in all patients, in this case Asian
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