Cultural Competency

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New nursing graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to effectively care for multicultural clients populations. Cultural competency is the ability to engage in relational practice with patient and provide a knowledgeable, skilled and effective care to clients of different cultures, ethnic and social economic backgrounds (Collage of Nurses of Ontario [CNO], 2014). The focus of client-centered care is that nurses expand their awareness, knowledge and skills of cultural competence to effectively deliver a cultural safe nursing practice. Hence, assuring a culturally competent nurse-client relationships and promote the confidence of the minority groups in Canadian health care system (Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada [ANAC], 2013;…show more content…
To achieve the best patient outcome, cultural competency should be directed toward influencing the work place culture and policy, and society in which the organization is located (ANAC, 2013). I believe that more effort is required to improve transcultural concepts in the nursing educational system to ensuring academic success of new graduates to care for multicultural patients Calvillo et al, 2009…show more content…
The major concern is cultural competency of new nurses graduating from institutions of learning. These new graduates have being trained to replace the aging nursing population, who have great experience of cultural issues in their communities (ANAC, 2013). The question is how prepared are these inexperience nurse to face the challenges of multicultural patient care. The importance of cultural competency within nursing practice is to meet the growing demand to deliver a cultural sensitive and competent care to the fast growing multicultural population. This is to assure that patients from different cultural beliefs and traditions do not face discrimination when seeking for health care services. To enable the government ensure easy accessibility, equality and inclusion of all minority groups in health care services ( ). To encourage the habit of self-reflection among nurses and guide organizational policy against bias and barrier to serve ethnic/ minority
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