Principles of Cultural Competence in Everyday Practices


Strategies to Integrate Principles of Cultural Competence into Everyday Practices

Assignment Expectations

While submitting your paperwork for tuition reimbursement at your place of employment, your supervisor asks which course you have just finished. You proudly announce that you just earned an “A” in “Cross-Cultural Studies”. Your supervisor informs you that you will have an opportunity to share what you have learned in this course with others. Specifically, you are asked to prepare a presentation for a group of health care professionals (physicians, nurses, and therapists) on strategies that they can use to integrate principles of cultural competence into their everyday practices. You are asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation including speaker’s notes (you will be penalized if your speaker’s notes are not included). In order to help you meet the requirements, your presentation should include:
1.Discussion as to “why” cultural competence is important in health care .

◦Barriers to Communication
◦Patient-Centered Care

2.Potential negative outcomes that could be associated with lack of cultural competence on the part of the health care provider.
3.Methods that can be used to assess a client’s cultural beliefs.
4.Strategies that the health care professionals can use to enhance cross-cultural competence .

◦Cultural Immersion

5.Sources of information where the members of the group can go to learn about members of different cultures [HINT: We had a really good discussion about this topic a few weeks ago.]
6.Include a reference list at the end in a concluding slide. Also, provide the necessary citations in your presentation/speaker’s notes.