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Competence in Communication - ... In order to have skill in when communicating, an individual must be able to repeat the successful performance of a communication behavior. It is important that in order to master skill in communication, one must practice. Skills without knowledge can be both useless and harmful. An example of lacking skill in communication would be a real life example I can share. I have a supervisor who speaks extremely fast, and she has been told time and time again that in order to share the information effectively with employees, she must obtain the skill of communicating in a manner that we can understand....   [tags: team skills and abilities]
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Ethical Values of Cultural Competence - Cultural Competence Cultural Competence is a substantiated body of knowledge based of cultural “values held by a particular cultural group and the ability to cohesively adapt to individualized skills that fit the cultural context, thus, increasing relationships between employees, managements, and stakeholders, including patience and research subjects. Cultural competency is critical to reducing disparities and improving access to high-quality services, respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse working conditions and individualized characteristics....   [tags: ethics, industry, prejudice]
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Challenging Competence: Quality for this Century - “The adventure of modern art is over. Contemporary art is only contemporary of itself… Nothing differentiates it from technical, advertising, media and digital operations. There is no more transcendence, no more divergence, nothing from another scene…”(Baudrillard, 89.) ________________________________________________________________________ The apples from the last tree standing in the orchard of the art world have grown toxic with the sewage of the art market landfill in which it is planted. High art at the dawn of the 21st century is confined, controlled and contrived by the fiscal pursuits inherent in free marketeering....   [tags: Culture ]
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Buliding Cultural Competence for Employees - Summary: With the current change in demographics throughout the workforce, organizations are feeling the effects of a larger percentage of baby boomers retiring and a large percentage of millennial new entrants. The words used to describe millennial employees, “spoiled, trophy kids, ambitious”, seem to be as everlasting as the constructive and negative perspectives attached to them. Many can debate on the entitlement of these employees within an organization, how these employees can be groomed and managed to better fit the organization, the positive and negative attributes they bring into the workplace, and how the preceding can benefit or derail the effectiveness of an organization....   [tags: diversity, millenials, managers] 2039 words
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Cultural Competence and the Disabled - We are born into our ethnicity, race, gender, and culture. They are a part of who we are when we enter this world. One of the few diversities that may be acquired later on in our lives is disability. All of us, regardless of where we come from, what we believe, or who we are, can be afflicted with some form of disability in our life time through disease, accident, or other conditions that render us incapable of caring for ourselves in the same way that was possible before. This knowledge creates fear and is one of the primary reasons for the prejudice and stigma our society places on the disabled....   [tags: Emotional Needs, Human Family]
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Preparation: Key to Diver Competence - Scuba Diving is a way of life for some people; but for most, it is just a hobby or sport. In all cases, these bubble-blowing adventurers submerge themselves into a magic world where life is no longer bi-dimensional and air supply is limited by how much is loaded in their backpacks. It is, indeed, a humbling and eye-opening experience, a true statement of the magnitude and beauty of our planet. Unfortunately, Scuba Diving is also an activity that has many risks, some of which can be fatal. To reduce the risks involved, prior to being certified, Scuba Divers go through a somewhat rigorous training program where all risks are highlighted and basic techniques to avoid them are introduced....   [tags: hobbies, underwater sports, scuba diving] 755 words
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Cultural Competence in Nursing - ... Although they accept death, religious Jews prohibit active euthanasia and suicide. Furthermore, the decision to remove a mechanical ventilator from a Jew is more complicated. When dealing with this sort of situation, consultation with the physician and family rabbi is one way to handle it, though it will be on a “case-by-case” basis. In addition, performing an autopsy on a religious Jew is not allowed unless it is legally required, and organ donation of any sorts is discouraged (Schub T et al., 2013)....   [tags: health care professionals procedures]
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Cultural Competence - Assignment 5 Cultural competence has to do with one’s culture. Culture affects among other factors, how children are raised, how families communicate, what is considered normal or abnormal, ways of coping with issues, the way we dress, when and where we seek medical treatment, and so forth. I should know because I come from a very cultural home where it is considered bad to talk to a male doctor about anything gynecological. Cultural Competence is important for many reasons. First, it can help develop culturally sensitive practices which can in turn help reduce barriers that affect treatment in health care settings....   [tags: Health Care ] 599 words
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Intercultural Competence - The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is an assessment that examines an individual’s intercultural competence (Hammer, Bennett, & Wiseman, 2003). Bennett (2004) describes intercultural competence as one’s place on a continuum from ethnocentric to ethnorelativism. As I understand it, the IDI and intercultural competence are examining an individual’s ability to understand and accept other cultures. The IDI measures intercultural competence on a continuum that includes five stages that a person can vacillate between, which include denial, defense, minimization, acceptance, and adaptation (Bennett, 2004; Hammer et al., 2003)....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Cloak Of Competence - "The Cloak of Competence" Robert B. Edgerton is an anthropologist with interests in psychological and medical anthropology. His early work was focused on individual adaptation to differing ecological conditions on the one hand and mental retardation on the other. His interests in mental retardation led to books such as The Cloak of Competence, which will be analyzed in this paper and Lives in Process. His ecological interests produced The Individual in Cultural Adaptation, followed by Rules, Exceptions and Social Order....   [tags: Robert Edgerton] 916 words
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Culture Competence - These nine terms are all correlated and intertwined with each other. Without one, like culture, you cannot have the other, such as diversity. If one is going to work as a health care professional, they must know these terms and be able to respect the meaning of each one. A meaning of a word can differ from person to person, depending on his or her culture and upbringing. Culture in a general sense is patterns, behaviors, beliefs, values, customs and life ways that have been passed on from person to person, generation to generation, within a family and group of people....   [tags: Culture ]
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Cultural Competence - The number of college students who participate in study abroad programs continue to increase every year. According to Open Doors 2011, 270,604 US students studied abroad for academic credit in 2009/2010. This is an increase of 3.9% over the previous year. U.S. student participation in study abroad has more than tripled over the past two decades (Institute of International Education, 2011). There is a growing trend toward shorter study abroad programs. Open Doors defines short-term study abroad programs as those that occur during the summer or are eight weeks or shorter....   [tags: Educational Issues, college, culture]
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Empathy and Cutlural Competence by Michaela Colombo - The article I read was “Empathy and Cultural Competence: Reflections from Teachers of Culturally Diverse Children” by Michaela W. Colombo. After reading this article I will be talking about what the article is about, me thoughts on the article, and how the article relates to NAEYC’s code of ethics. The article talks about how teachers need to have cultural compatibility. While it might be difficult for some teacher to grasp and understand the different cultures behaviors and beliefs. For those teacher that can are more likely to provide a learning environment that is enriching and responsive to the children’s different cultures....   [tags: cultural, perspective, empathy]
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Diversity and Cultural Competence in Family Therapy - Diversity and Cultural Competence in Family Therapy A therapist will face problems, issues and client troubles everyday. The professional must understand how their client relates to the world around them. These feelings and ideas affect how the client sees the problem and how they respond to their situation. Their actions, in turn, have bearing on individual thoughts, needs, and emotions. The therapist must be aware of the client's history, values, and culture in order to provide effective therapy....   [tags: Psychology]
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Integrating Cultural Competence to Nursing Methods - As a working nurse on an acute behavioral health unit, emergency department, case management, cultural awareness is crucial when treating a diverse population of patients. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH), cultural competence is, “is a set of behaviors, attitudes, and skills that enables nurses to work effectively in cross-cultural situations” (Garcia, 2007, p. 1). It is important for nurses to deliver culturally competent and appropriate care to patients due to the perpetually growing culture of diversity....   [tags: health care professionals] 974 words
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Cultural Competence Assessment and Case Study - ... Hudson is in need of a support group pertaining to her child’s illness. Although Mrs. Hudson’s first language is Haitian, I find it interesting that she considers English her first language rather than Haitian and I may touch on that aspect while counseling. Mrs. Hudson and her parents and grandparents came to the United States from Haiti. Se’izisman may have set in with Mrs. Hudson because of the traumatic event; her daughter had pertaining to her serious heart condition. Some conditions Haitians experiences include increased blood pressure, shortness of breath, and strong feelings of sadness (Institute for Disaster Mental Health, n.d.)....   [tags: diagnosis, counselor, haitian]
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Competence - Competence Introduction: Global competitive pressures, liberalized economic policies, ever-changing customer expectations and technological advancement have put excessive demands on business organizations. In order to survive and thrive business organizations need to prepare themselves in such a way that they can anticipate future changes and pro-act to deal with them. In the endeavour of forecasting change in the environment, human capital of organizations will play very critical role. A central component of human capital is competence....   [tags: Papers] 3472 words
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Book Review on Teaching for Competence - Book Review on Teaching for Competence For my book review I chose Teaching for Competence by Norman Higgins and Howard Sullivan. The authors feel that teachers and students will teach and learn more effectively by using C.B.I. or Competency based instruction. When using the C.B.I. approach teachers will clearly state to students the defined objectives, give effective types of instruction, and lastly teachers will assess the students....   [tags: Education Teacher Teaching Classroom] 928 words
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The Progression of Knowledge, Competence and Understanding - The Progression of Knowledge, Competence and Understanding Works Cited Missing When thinking about cognitive development from birth, psychologists generally have traditionally fallen into two categories, believing in the organismic viewpoint, or the mechanistic viewpoint. The organismic view of the world is that by continuous interaction with the environment, and people are proactively helping to shape their own development....   [tags: Papers] 1525 words
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The Crisis of Moral Competence Development of Medical Students - INTRODUCTION Morality is a natural and a cultural phenomenon which develops through the interplay of psychological components of an individual, and through the interactions of people within a society.1 It directs behavior that affects others with the intent to lessen evil or harm.2 Moral judgement is the fundamental psychological structure by which individuals make decisions about their rights and responsibilities.3 Lawrence Kohlberg defines a moral competence as the capacity to make moral judgements and decide accordingly to one’s personal values.4 Lind extends this definition to include social situation, defining moral competence as the ability to solve conflicts on the basis of shared mo...   [tags: Moral Judgements, Person's Values, Culture]
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Cultural Competence, Changing Personal Perceptions and Attitudes - Cultural Competence, Changing Personal Perceptions and Attitudes According to the NASW (2008), practitioners need to look beyond cultural variations, historic oppression and discrimination. They need to look outside of ethnicity, race, age, gender, ability, and sexual identity while being aware of sensitivity to cultural norms. Most of all, the NASW (2008), places the responsibility on the practitioner for self-awareness of their own biases. Furthermore, practitioners must have the skills to work effectively with individuals different from one’s self (NASW, 2008)....   [tags: Cultural Variations, Oppression, Discrimination]
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Calman’s Study: Patients' Views of Nurse Competence - Calman’s study examines, from the patients' perspective, what is meant by competent nursing and how, with this perspective in mind, patients would view the prospect of assessing the competence of nurses. The study was guided by a primary research question “how do patients construct the concept of competence of nurses?” (Calman, 2006). Her research aimed to create a theoretical understanding of patient’s views of nursing competence and what their opinions are when faced with the prospect of assessing the competence of the nurses that have cared for them....   [tags: Nursing Essay]
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The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool- Criminal Adjudication - Research and Evaluation Forensic Evaluation Competence to stand trial. The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool- Criminal Adjudication is used to assess for competency to stand trial. The tool shows understanding, appreciation, and ability to reason (Acklin, 2012). Bobby showed ability to reason when he explained his life history; and gave example of how parents are to protect you not, hurt you. He understood that the abuse and neglect were not signs of protection from a parent. He realized his parents showed no sign of concern for him or his siblings well being....   [tags: trial, insanity, abuse and neglect]
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Informed Consent, Refusal, and Competence - In the medical field today, whenever a procedure is going to be done on a patient, informed consent must be given to the doctor from the patient prior the procedure taking place. Informed consent is the approval given by the patient to the doctor for treatment. In the case being discussed today, an 80 year old patient, with a history of congestive heart failure, is in the doctor's office complaining of chest pains. After an examination, the doctor believes the best course of treatment would be to have a surgical procedure, in an attempt to save the patients life....   [tags: the patients’ right to choose medical care]
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Cultural Competence and Intercultural Communication - When individuals or groups from different cultures communicate, this process is called intercultural communication. The transaction process of listening and responding to people from different cultural backgrounds can be challenging. The greater the difference in culture between two people, the greater the potential of misunderstanding and mistrust. Misunderstanding and miscommunication occur between people from different cultures because of different coding rules and cultural norms, which play a major role in shaping the patterns of interaction (Jandt, 2012)....   [tags: cultural training, nurses, patients]
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Cultural Competence - The American Academy of Family Physicians website defines cultural competence as: “A set of congruent behaviors, attitudes and policies that come together as a system, agency or among professionals and enable that system, agency or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. The word "culture" is used because it implies the integrated pattern of human thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values and institutions of a racial, ethnic, religious or social group....   [tags: essays research papers] 989 words
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Exploring Cultural Competence - Exploring Cultural Competence Cultural Competence refers to the ability to recognize cultural differences accurately and to leverage or transcend them in order to achieve desired performance results. It applies to various levels of culture including national/societal, ethnic, organizational, functional and interpersonal. This ability describes a specific mind- and skill-set that is increasingly required of successful employees, managers, leaders and organizations. Whether in face-to-face interactions, direct or indirect reporting relations, customer contact or geographically dispersed teams, cultural differences affect the way we manage, make decisions, solve p...   [tags: Papers] 405 words
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Analysis of Development of a Shared Theory in Palliative Care to Enhance Nursing Competence - Desbiens, J., Gagnon, J., & Fillion, L. (2012). Development of a shared theory in palliative care to enhance nursing competence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(9). 2113-2124. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648-2011.05917.x. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h9AN=78109413&site=ehost-live Shared Theory This article addresses the development of a shared theory based upon the Social Cognitive Theory of Bandura and the Self Care Deficit Conceptual Model by Orem. This shared theory development was done in efforts to improve nursing competence in palliative nursing care....   [tags: artilce, theory, nursing]
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Nursing Coat of Arms: Cultural Competence, Communication, Empathy, Teamwork, and Pride - Nursing has been a rapidly evolving profession for over the past few decades and the role of nursing has become increasingly defined. Five distinct qualities that have become essential qualities for nurses today are cultural competence, communication, empathy, teamwork and pride. This following paper will discuss and explain the five qualities mentioned above and the symbols used to represent each quality in our Coat of Arms. Cultural competence is a valuable quality nurses must process to provide quality care....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Cultural Competence and Informed Consent in Health Care: Confronting a Fetal Abnormality - ... (Collier & Haliburton, 15-17) Paternalism not so long ago was the model used in patient relations, it embodies two main ethical principles: beneficence—doing good- and non-maleficence—preventing harm. Dr. Fox could have prevented harm by considering the family’s wishes, and would have done well if he waited until Leyla was more emotionally stable. Furthermore, one of the main reasons paternalism is no longer an ideal model is because of autonomy. However, autonomy, which is embodied by the principle of informed consent, was additionally violated in the above case, Dr....   [tags: kindness from health care professionals]
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The Relationship between Emotional Functioning and and Social Competence of a Child - The Relationship between Emotional Functioning and and Social Competence of a Child This article is more of a research paper and review on previous studies than new experimental findings. This paper tries to make a connection between emotional functioning and social competence (popularity) of a child. The definition used in this paper of social competence is "the ability to be effective in the realization of social goals." This can also be viewed as the ability to influence peers and their activities....   [tags: Papers] 572 words
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Service Quality and Client Satisfaction: Cases of Multiple Providers of Agricultural Extension Service in Bangladesh - ... Research identifies a set of service quality factors those are considered by customers, including timeliness and convenience; personal attention; reliability and dependability; employee competence and professionalism; empathy; responsiveness; assurance; availability; and tangibles such as physical facilities, equipment and the appearance of the personnel (Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2007). According to Garvin(1987) eight crucial dimensions for measuring quality are performance, features, reliability, consistency, validity, service capability and perceived quality....   [tags: timeless, reliability, competence, empathy] 765 words
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The Intrinsic Rewards of a Job and beign a Student. - What is intrinsic reward. Intrinsic rewards are psychological rewards that we get from doing meaningful work and performing it well whether in studies or job. It’s actually a type of motivation. There also extrinsic reward. Extrinsic rewards usually financial and tangible. This reward given by manager to employee such as pay raises bonuses and other benefits. It been called “extrinsic reward” because it was external to the work itself and other people control their size whether or not they are granted....   [tags: intrinsic motivation,sense of competence]
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The Importance of Communication Skills for Healthcare Providers - ... Importance of Communication Being from St. Paul Minnesota, I plan to move back after graduation to practice in the twin cities. Communication and cultural competence are going to be vital to my success as an Optometrist in Minnesota due to major demographic shifts occurring there. Minnesota is home to the largest Somali refugee population in the nation. 1 In 1991 a civil war broke out in Somalia forcing over a million people to flee the country. Many fled to neighboring countries but many came to the United States, specifically Minnesota....   [tags: cultural competence, communication with patients] 1214 words
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My Cultural Shock Experienced in Lancaster, UK - ... Description Interpretation Evaluation  I felt difficult to communicate with the local students and understood their messages at once.  HK and UK have different mother language.  Local students speak quickly, fluently and have some accents.  Local students use a lot of slang in their everyday language.  I do not have the chance to communicate with native English speakers in HK.  I am lack of vocabulary equivalence and seldom use idioms to talk with my friends in HK. Group Assignments Apart from interacting with people, I had also examined the students’ attitudes towards their coursework and their group members....   [tags: self-reflection, intercultural competence]
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Culture: A Panoramic View of Some Horrific and Barbaric Practices - Once upon a time, lived a woman who used to celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking a turkey, however her tradition was always to remove the wings and rear-end of the turkey. When she was asked why she did so, she replied “it is our family tradition, my mother and her mother did it so I am doing it too”. Being curious people sought to find out why she did it. Further Investigation soon found out that the tradition was started by her great grandmother, and luckily enough she was still alive so they asked her the same question, she replied “I never had a big enough pot so it was only sensible for me to cut of the wings and rear-end, so it could fit!”....   [tags: culture competence, prejudice, bias]
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Using Visual Thinking for Effective Teaching and Learning - ... Effects and colours can be customized to assist students better understand the content of the subject. Visual aids bring the real thing closer to the students. They make learning experiences more natural and realistic. Visual aids make the learning process more interesting for pupils. Visual learning is a good way to increase learners’ interest in a certain subject. Visual aids break the ordinary cycle in settings like classrooms. It assists the students to become more involved in the learning process....   [tags: skills development, language competence]
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A Brief Cultural History of Dr. Guerrero - ... When Dr. Guerrero was a child she had asthma, and was not effectively treated by the traditional medical treatments, so her mother sought out care from another family member and used a more traditional Chilean remedy. Her mother took a bladder of a sheep, added Dr. G’s urine, put it in the attic and allowed it to dry. Once it dried it was supposed to clear up her asthma. Dr. G’s asthma eventually got better, but as to whether the bladder helped or the traditional Chilean remedy helped, one does not know, Dr....   [tags: Purnell Model for Cultural Competence]
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Four Major Dimensions that Contribute to Motivation - The article discusses four major dimensions contribute to motivation. The first dimension was competence (am I capable). This dimension indicated the student believed he or she had the ability to complete the task. The second dimension was control (can I control it?). Control made students feel they were in control by seeing a direct link between actions and outcomes. The students retained autonomy by having some choice about whether or how to undertake the task. The third dimension was interest (does it interests me/is it worth the effort?) Interest was the student has to have some interest in the task or saw the value of completing it....   [tags: competence, control, interest]
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Children Being Tried as Adults? Think Again - If children are too young to vote, drink alcohol, drive, and go watch rated R movies, why should they be tried as adults. It has always been an issue if whether an adolescent, under the age of eighteen, convicted of violent crimes should be tried as an adult or not. There are children as young as eleven years old that are being sent to adult prisons (Krikorian 2003). In such cases the jury does not take into consideration the fact that they are too young to stand trial, their brains are not fully developed, and that they are capable of rehabilitating....   [tags: crime, development, competence]
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Skills and Qualifications to Become a Physician - This paper will highlight and explain in detail the various qualifications and skills required to become a physician, and practice as one effectively. Areas covered will include an in depth description of the career including; duties and responsibilities, education and training, employment, salary and job outlook, and characteristics and qualities that make a good physician. A physician is a career of choice for many people seeking a well-paying and reliable job. Also, the benefit of helping to improve countless lives must be taken into account....   [tags: Competence, Education, Trust] 1260 words
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Beyond Stereotype and Comedy Analysis - This model draws on the psychological perspectives that hypnotize stereotypes to possess two dimensions in their approach, which include warmth and competence. Bulk of the stereotype activities are based on the ethnicity or race. The social groups, be it the Blacks or the whites, are perceived to be warmth if they do not indulge in internal competition for the same resources; for instance, if college students do not compete for space based on their ethnicity or race, that social group would be described as warmth according to SCM model....   [tags: social groups, competence, stereotypes]
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Legal Does Not Mean Ethical - Ethics Ethics is a very interesting aspect of life which some people confuse it with legality. What is legal does not in any way translate to be ethical. Every profession is held together by a code of ethics that defines its workouts. This includes engineering profession. For engineers, ethics are not negotiable and they should be followed to the latter. This is primarily because engineers hold a social responsibility that calls for professionalism on anything they do irrespective they are on study or on actual practice....   [tags: engineers, competence, cheating] 532 words
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Evaluation and Analysis of Texcxcite - Goals and Objectives: The goal of this research is to evaluate Techxcite, an experiential and inquiry-based curriculum in engineering/technology. The questions that the research seeks to investigate are: 1) Are the youth learning about engineering/technology from the specific curriculum modules. 2) Have the youth become more interested in engineering/technology as a result. The overall objective of the research is to measure youth competence and enthusiasm in science, engineering and technology....   [tags: measuring youth competence in science] 2195 words
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Educational Theories: Humanism and Constructivism - Teachers in most schools today are expected to focus on fostering academic competence, and overlook the spiritual life of their students. Unless we teach in a private school that incorporates religion into the curriculum, it would be a challenge to include spirituality into the subject matter without violating the separation of church and state in the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution. The leadership of the educator is pivotal because ultimately “We teach who we are.” I believe those of us who are comfortable with our own spirituality will be able to integrate our faith in our pedagogy and be in a better position to make a lasting impact on the lives of our students....   [tags: christian values, academic competence] 1058 words
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Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity - Acknowledging the differences in culture in a clinical setting a fairly new concept. As recent as the 1980s ideas like cultural sensitivity were not discussed. In 198***, *** Thirty years later we have made definite strides in our attempts create a culturally competent profession Culture is defined as the shared traditions, beliefs, customs, history, folklore, and institutions of a group of people (***).None of us can escape that we develop as part of a specific culture. The culture or environment we were raised in determines how we relate to ourselves and the rules for interacting with others....   [tags: profession, awareness, competence] 1118 words
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Business Core Competencies: Cisco and Qualcomm Corporation - Core competencies are a collection of competencies that crosses divisional boundaries, which allow a business to be competitive in a marketplace. This is something that the corporation that the business can do exceptionally well. A core competency should allow companies to expand into a new end markets including providing a significant benefit to customers. This should be hard for competitors to replicate the products and services. Core competencies are to begin a mark while gaining the reputation and brand acknowledgment....   [tags: Competence, Success] 1222 words
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How is Proper Nutrition Among Client’s Influenced by Purnell’s Model of Cultural Competence - How is Proper Nutrition Among Client’s Influenced by Purnell’s Model of Cultural Competence Healthcare providers particularly nurses operate in a health care environment that reflects the diversity and cultural ramification of the more prominent society. The diversity of clients is altered and related to culture, and other factors. Nutritional health issues are one aspect of care that needs to be recognized with sensitivity in regards to cultural differences (Dennis & Small, 2003). The author focuses on understanding Larry D....   [tags: Health Care, Culture, Nutrition]
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Amy Tan's Two Kinds and Maggie Scarf's The Beavers' Scale of Family health and Competence - Why are children, pianos, and bad mothers a recipe for disaster. Maggie Scarfs essay” The Beavers scale of Family health and Competence” may be able to answer this question that haunts many families. Maggie Scarf compared and contrasted many families and was able to come up with the Family scale that puts these families on 5 different levels. Level 5 being the worst while level 1 being the most docile and best family unit. Using Scarfs essay we will be able to help the reader understand the level 4 family type to explain Amy Tans essay called” Two Kinds” were Jing-Mei battles her mother for self-control and her own social freedom....   [tags: books analysis and comparison] 841 words
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A Social Worker in Helena Montana - ... Bishop John Carroll selected the site for the building of the Cathedral church. A man by the name of Von Herbulis was requested to be the architect. Mr. Von Herbulis was trained abroad and was chosen because of his wide knowledge of the Cathedrals of Europe. Mr. Von Herbulis’s gothic form was chosen and approved unanimously by the Building Committee and Advisory Board. (“sthelenas,” n.d.) When I think of Helena and a “reputation” I think of historic. It is known throughout the town and celebrated by all who live here....   [tags: cultural competence, racial make up] 1756 words
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Humor and Social Competence - One commonly cited definition of loneliness is owned by Peplau and Perlman (1982) who defined loneliness as the distressing psychological experience caused by the discrepancy between a person's desired and his actual social network, qualitatively (deep intimate social network) or quantitatively (too few friends). Furthermore, it is said to be a subjective experience that does not necessarily imply isolation, but instead is the result of self-perceived discrepancies in social relationships (in Fitts et al., 2009; Wong, 2010; Çeçen, 2007; Miczo, 2004; Bernardon et al., 2011)....   [tags: Psychology, Loneliness] 564 words
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Cultural Competence and Patient Care Outcomes - Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Understanding Culture 3. Case Study/Demographics 4. The Diagnosis 5. The Procedure 6. Nurse/Patient barriers 7. Possible defects in the delivery of care 8. Ways to promote cultural awareness 9. The procedure revisited 10. Conclusion Introduction Working as a research nurse at the Ohio State University, I often encounter patients that are from different cultures. Ohio State University is known for their advance research in Leukemia....   [tags: culture, nursing, diversity, cultural differences]
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Spiritual Competence: Sikh Beliefs and Faiths - Religious beliefs provide structure for people who are facing illnesses and seeking health, during time of crisis. The health care industry is rapidly responding to the ever-changing population through continued education. Health care works are faced with multiple dilemmas that require thought and fast-acting decisions. Challenges of providing medical treatment to people of different religious backgrounds may be altered. All members of the health care team need to address the issues and concerns regarding specific health care practices and religious beliefs and remove their perspective from the situation....   [tags: religious beliefs, non-christian, meditation]
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Competences Needed in the Law and Paralegal Profession - ... Financial greed can force an attorney to take on more cases than he can handle resulting in inadequate legal work and client neglect. When these issues become too much for the client, he may become overwhelmed and frustrated and we quickly sail into the reality of legal malpractice. This is where good records management comes into play. Records management is a critical part of the office management. Having a solid filing system will eliminate potential risks and liabilities associated with a case....   [tags: Communication, Finance, Attorney] 1526 words
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The Case for Non-native English Speakers in the ESL Classroom - English is one of the world's fastest growing languages. What's interesting is that this increasing number is comprised of non-native speakers. Simply put, a non-native speaker of English is one whose first language is not English. It's no surprise then that that there are more non-native speakers than native speakers of English seeking employment in the TESOL field. However, in looking at job postings for ESL teacher positions most (about 80%) of these positions require that the candidate be a native speaker of English (“Dave’s ESL Café”- various job postings)....   [tags: Competence or Nativeness?]
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Graduating and Becoming a Nurse - Graduating and Becoming a Nurse The field of nursing is both a science and an art. New nurses graduate with, at least, acceptable basic competence. They are expected to have the ability to effectively communicate and make decisions in a complex environment with multiple demands on their practical comprehension. However, they usually lack the experience to apply this learned theory. This limited knowledge results in anxiety and difficulty in transitioning from the role of student to leader. How these students can best learn these skills is a topic that has come under considerable debate....   [tags: Nursing Basic Competence Medical Field Essays]
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An Evaluation of Workers’ and Students’ Performance: Effects of Conscientiousness and Agreeableness on Performance Appraisals - Throughout life, people inevitably are evaluated based on their different positions, duties, and situations. As a student studying at school, school performance directly affects the level of academic achievement, while job performance strongly influences the livelihood and financial income of a hired employee. Every person in society is closely subjected to performance appraisal, which is the measurement of performance among individuals. In order to measure peoples’ performance, there are many different kinds of performance appraisals that evaluate how well people are doing with their tasks, and their performance can be rated by everyone including the workers themselves....   [tags: Competence, Work Ethic]
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Competency, Sanity and Diminished Capacity - A court system must observe and consider certain issues when a person stands trial in a court of law. Some of these issues involve competency, sanity and diminished capacity among other issues. These issues influence the decision of the court regarding the offence that the accused faces. For a court of law to make its decision, it has to ensure that the accused is in an acceptable state of health condition. There are certain standards that the court uses to determine competency level of the accused....   [tags: Criminal Law Essays] 1479 words
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Cultural Competency and Health Disparities - The United States’ population is currently rising exponentially and with growth comes demographic shifts. Some of the demographics shifts include the population growth of Hispanics, increase in senior citizens especially minority elderly, increase in number of residents who do not speak English, increase in foreign-born residents, population trends of people from different sexual orientation, and trends of people with disabilities (Perez & Luquis, 2009). As a public health practitioner, the only way to effectively eliminate health disparities among Americans, one must explore and embrace the demographic shifts of the United States population because differences exist among ethnic groups (P...   [tags: Demographic Shifts, Population Growth]
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The Competency to Stand Trial - The Supreme Court of the United States interpretation of the Sixth and a Fourteenth amendment is that defendants, who do not fit the legal description of competence to stand trial, should not be tried while they are in such a condition. Competency to stand trial refers to a person being able to participate as well as assist in his or her own defense. It has to be determined inline with the legal definition given by the laws before an individual can stand trial. The Supreme Court set a specific standard when determining competency to stand trial....   [tags: supreme court, dusky standards, juducial system]
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Multicultural Competency - Ethical and Multicultural Self-Assessment Importance of ethical and multicultural competency to the practice of professional psychology is to “know thy cultural self” is the recommended motto for trainees with regard to two developmental tasks: self-exploration about one's own cultural heritage and understanding and valuing the differences of others” (Roysircar, 2004). Roysircar (2004) said that being able to embrace diversity into your approach to assessment and discretion is an essential part of the process of treatment and its outcomes....   [tags: cultural awareness, miscommunication]
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Cultural Diversity Competency - ... 254). After a person is able to reduce the uncertainty in communication, they are capable of focusing more on the content of the signals and messages being exchanged. Emotion Regulation Emotion regulation is a very effective tool in culturally diverse workplaces. Matsumoto & Juang state “Effective intercultural communication is perforate with challenges, and recent research demonstrates a key role for a psychological process known as emotion regulation” (2013). One could see how emotions could play such a large factor when trying to communicate, and it not working effectively....   [tags: effective communication, mindfulness]
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The Importance of Friendship and Healthy Relationships in a Child's Development - ... When adults love, respond and consistent in their care, very young children learn that they are valued. Their world seems to be primarily satisfying and predictable. They learn that through these relationships they interact with their peers and other adults. Early childhood begins the development of social and emotional skills. These determine the child’s mental health and wellbeing. It also allows them to develop solid healthy relationships. Children develop and learn these skills through relationships that are important....   [tags: social competences, brain development]
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Values and Ethics in Social Work, Cultural Competency - In the National Association for Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, there are many standards a social worker should uphold in order to promote a healthy and helpful relationship with the client. One such aptitude is Cultural Competence and Social Diversity, which is in section 1.05 of the NASW code of ethics (National Association of Social Workers, 2008). There are three sections associated with this competency “Social workers should understand culture and its function in human behavior and society, recognizing the strengths in all cultures”....   [tags: code of ethics, understanding culture]
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Competency-Based Education and Training. - Competency-Based Education and Training Competency-based education is perceived by some as the answer, by others as the wrong answer, to the improvement of education and training for the complex contemporary world (Harris et al. 1995). Popular in the United States in the 1970s in the performance-based vocational teacher education movement, competency approaches are riding a new wave in the 1990s with the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) system in England and Wales (begun in 1986), New Zealand's National Qualifications Framework, the competency standards endorsed by Australia's National Training Board (NTB), and the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) and t...   [tags: Education Educational Work Essays]
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Variables Affecting Nursing Students’ Competency Scores - Variables Affecting Nursing Students’ Competency Scores When an undergraduate nursing student goes in to take a competency test, their performance can be affected by multiple factors. The student could be influenced by how they chose to prepare for the exam, how they were feeling at the time of the test, or even their lifestyle (Cherry & Jacob, 2002). Anxiety that is displayed by a student while testing could be explained as a lack of understanding of the skill needed to be performed, but this may be a false accusation because of the anxiety the student is feeling (Pfeil, 2003)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Competency Mapping - Competency Mapping Once the key behaviours in a job have been identified they become the basis of the criteria to be predicted. This allows the assessment tools subsequently used in the assessment centre to be structured, that is, directly related to the competencies shown to determine effective job performance. Almost always the job holders themselves are central to the process but frequently it may involve peers, subordinates, superiors or even customers. The involvement of senior managers especially can often pay dividends from the point of view of gaining commitment and fostering a sense of ownership, this ties in with the points discussed in module one in relation to ensuring that seni...   [tags: Job Employee Work Management Performance] 1413 words
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Competency Based Assessment and Interviewing - Introduction Many assessment tools and interviewing skills are available to the clinical social worker within a mental health setting. This paper will examine one such assessment tool, the competency based assessment, and its applicability in a mental health setting. A comparison will be made between this advanced assessment method and a generalist social work assessment. Interviewing people who have mental health concerns can offer challenges for clinical social workers. Several interviewing techniques that can help with some of these challenges will be outlined....   [tags: social workers, mental health settings]
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The Adult Learner and Online Competency - ... As compared to the adult learner, traditional learners may not always have clear objectives in mind (Tews, 2013). Adult learners are more disposed to accepting accountability for their own learning (Tews, 2013). Critical thinking is a tool for decision-making and solving problems, which is an important characteristic of a prosperous learner at a distance or traditional (Tomei, 2010). Learning outcomes in online instruction reflect both the course goals and students’ information technology competency (Shinkareva & Benson, 2007)....   [tags: prosperous students, self-directed learning ]
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The Criterion Referenced Competency Test - Criterion Referenced Tests have been around as late as the 1970's. The creation of the Criterion Referenced Test helped establish specific standards. It was created in order to establish certain information and learning that is necessary to continue the next steps in a child's education. With Criterion Referenced Tests, students learning is copared to the criteria or standards, not to other students. These types of assessments consist of multiple choice items that match the curriculum, or at least suppose to match the curriculum....   [tags: education, standards]
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COMPETENCY FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL - Competency for Information Professionals There are many types of competency that very important to be practiced by information professionals in order to manage information efficiently and effectively in any organizations. In this paper, we will discuss eleven of them that are crucial competency for information professionals in this information age. i. Effective Communication Effective communication is essential in any organizations especially in information service organizations such as libraries, archives institutions and information centers....   [tags: Information Technology ] 2135 words
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