Culturally competent nursing for the egyptian patient jessica wagnon south university online caring for a multicultural society | nsg3016 s02 week 5, assignment 2 gina drake april 16, 2016 culturally competent nursing for the egyptian patient cultural competence in nursing is imperative for effective patient care. Patients bring to the healthcare encounter cultural backgrounds, beliefs, practices, and languages that require culturally competent communication to maximize the quality of care they receive. Respecting the different cultures of patients is an important and necessary skill above and beyond inclusion and respect, the effects of cultural competence in nursing practice extend to the actual medical care provided to patients.
5 ways nurses can improve cultural competency (content courtesy of chamberlain college of nursing ) as the us grows more diverse, cultural knowledge and strengthened communication skills can aid healthcare providers in improving patient comfort and satisfaction with care. Cultural competence is defined as the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients1 a culturally competent health care system can help improve health outcomes and quality of care, and can contribute to the elimination of racial and ethnic. The number of muslims in the united states is growing this article outlines a few of the major beliefs in islam religious and philosophical factors that affect health care are discussed, and practical suggestions are made for nursing actions that lead to culture care preservation, culture care accommodation, and culture care restructuring.
To be culturally competent health care providers, nurses must not only be aware of patients' religious dietary mandates but work very hard to accommodate them the challenge for us as caregivers and patients' advocates is that in many health care facilities with rigid policies, efforts to meet these special dietary needs may require a. Delivering high-quality care to muslim patients involves having an awareness of the ramifications of the islamic faith and islamic beliefs nurses need to understand the implications of spiritual and cultural values for clinical practice. Nursing literature provides minimal coverage when it comes to integrating linguistic and cultural considerations into the nursing practice the practitioners are well-placed to promote interconnections between patient culture, health literacy and language with the aim to improve health outcomes for culturally diverse patients. Abstract rassool gh (2015) cultural competence in nursing muslim patients nursing times 111: 14, 12-15 delivering high-quality care to muslim patients involves having an awareness of the.
The concept of cultural respect has a positive effect on patient care delivery by enabling providers to deliver services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. Culturally competent nursing care contributes to the reduction of health disparities through patient empowerment, integration of cultural beliefs into patient care, and expanded access for vulnerable groups to health care services (public health agency of canada, 2008 world health organization, 2008) inherent in culturally competent nursing.
Cultural competence: a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes and policies that come together as a system, that system, agency or those professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Cultural competence in nursing muslim patients 30 march, 2015 nurses who understand the muslim worldview and religious or cultural practices are better placed to provide person-centred care to muslim patients without stereotyping. Cultural competence has gained attention from health care policymakers, providers, insurers, and educators as a strategy to improve quality and eliminate racial/ethnic disparities in health care.
A culturally competent health care organization is a critical component in reducing health care disparities a recent survey by the institute for diversity in health management, an affiliate of the. The fourth component, cultural encounter, is defined as the process that encourages nurses to directly engage in cross-cultural interactions with patients from culturally diverse backgrounds 9 directly interacting with patients from different cultural backgrounds helps nurses increase their cultural competence. Competence, language access, pastoral access, patient advocacy, patient safety, patient- provider communication, health care policy, research and risk management the joint commission's roadmap for hospitals: advancing effective communication, cultural.
A guide to culturally competent nursing care posted july 22, 2016 by brian neese cultural respect is vital to reduce health disparities and improve access to high-quality healthcare that is responsive to patients' needs, according to the national institutes of health (nih. Providing patient care to muslims during ramadan and fasting during ramadan, patients will likely choose to fast because ramadan is the most blessed and spiritually-beneficial month of the islamic year. Cultural and linguistic competency can help improve the quality of the care you deliver to patients from diverse cultural backgrounds this e-learning program is grounded in the national standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services (clas) in health and health care.