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competence removes the barrier of the miscommunication. This requires the integration and application of detailed knowledge and awareness into appropriate interventions that meet the healthcare requirements of culturally diverse populations. “Demographic changes anticipated over the next decade magnify the importance of addressing racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care. A framework of organizational, structural, and clinical cultural competence interventions can facilitate the elimination of these disparities and improve care for all Americans,” (Betancourt, Green, Carrillo, & Ananeh-Firempong, 2003, p. 296). Finally, understanding the client’s unique cultural beliefs will be helpful in achieving client- focused and satisfactory health care service. Providing culturally competent care requires the higher-level refinement of cognitive and psychomotor skills and personal beliefs. It is important to identify the fact that each individual is culturally unique and is a product of experiences in their life, norms of the society in which they live, and cultural beliefs. Although the racial and cultural groups show huge diversity, knowing the baseline data of a particular cultural or racial group provides a meaningful basis to render culturally competent care. Irrespective of the level of care, i.e. primary, secondary or tertiary, a nurse can plan and implement an appropriate patient-specific intervention in a variety of clinical settings if they have knowledge of the culturally relevant information.
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Betancourt, J. R., Green, A. R., Carrillo, J. E., & Ananeh-Firempong, O. (2003). Defining Cultural Competence: A Practical Framework for Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care. Public Health Reports , 118 (4), 293–302. . Purnell, L. (2013). Transcultural health care: A culturally competent approach (4th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. Purnell, L. (2016). Are We Really Measuring Cultural Competence? Nursing Science Quarterly , 29 (2), 124–127.
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