Cultural Competency Assessment

CulturalCompetency Assessment

CulturalCompetency Assessment

Aspart of a group, our understanding of the patients’ diversecultures, traditions, values, institutions, and history, is not justfor political correctness. It is meant for integral elimination ofhealth care disparities and for offering high quality patients’care. Culture shapes people’s experiences, decisions, perceptions,and relationship with other people (Rose, 2013). It influences howpatients respond to preventive interventions and medical services andhow these physicians provide those services. Having chosen one of themembers from another group, the paper aims at carrying out culturalcompetency assessment.

Examiningthe chosen member of another group, it was evident that culturaldiversity cuts across the entire health-care professions and thusrequired the same information for it. Value diversity in other words,not only tolerates individuals from different backgrounds, butinstead on the differences as strengths (Rose, 2013). The interviewrevealed that healthcare shares concepts of global societymetaparadigm, health, individual, and family. The intervieweebelieves in a different cultural context considering one culture isnot similar with the other one.

Theinterviewee showed instances of cultural slow down overtime withshared similarities slightly showing from her reaction to culturalcompetences. The interviewee enthused by embracing diversity inhealthcare. She noted that healthcare providers will be able toimprove the overall care quality. Cultural competency regulatesrelations with patients and thus workforce would promote qualityhealthcare (Rose, 2013). The interviewee identified practices thatenhanced nurses’ outcomes, structural processes, and organizationalvalues.

Theinterviewee showed powerful conviction on the importance of one’sinterpretation with another one on the need for having respectbetween every individual, uniqueness, and cultural identity (Rose,2013). Considering the interviewee was from another group, it wasimportant to know from her how numerous ways may result in culturalencounters between these groups. She noted that health carepractitioners are able to intervene, plan, and carry out evaluationof competency in patient care.

Fromwhat they undertake in there groups, the interviewee noted thatbiases and prejudices can be reduced, especially with better culturalunderstanding. Cultural understanding revolves around value systemsand core beliefs, which confine more strongly to how individuals maylose control of their own life through illnesses (Rose, 2013). Theinterviewee through her groups highlighted that a client may bediagnosed with diabetes mellitus with consistent cultural differencesby defining the sicknesses.

Everypatient encounter present a totally different cultural encounter andthe interviewee assessment attest to that. She noted that nursingcare incorporates practices and cultural practices and relatepositively to satisfying patients. Additionally, with patientcompliance to medication, treatment plan may as well go in line witheffective understanding, health care, attitudes, and beliefs (Rose,2013). The interviewee revealed in her assessment that culturalcompetence in health care may have a powerful interpretation toresponses.

Inconclusion, cultural competency assessment showed relationshipbetween health care nurse and the interpreter. The interviewee showedher inappropriation of discussing personal matters, especially whenit comes to taking someone younger under the interpretation of theparent (Rose, 2013). Additionally, the assessment showed improvementin cultural awareness in both our groups and that of severalsub-cultured healthcare institutions. Of importance is that theinterviewee was able to embed her traditional culture in answeringsome of the questions during the interview, which shows majorinfluence in handling health care.


Rose,P. R. (2013). Culturalcompetency for the health professional.Burlington, MA: Jones &amp Bartlett Learning.