Culturally Competent Care: A Must-Have Skill for Today’s Healthcare Team

Nursing | September 24, 2018

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Many areas of the world are transforming into melting pots of people from different cultures and backgrounds, making it critical for today’s healthcare teams to be well-versed in providing culturally competent care.

The world is getting smaller every day, and patient populations at hospitals around the world are becoming more diverse by the minute. It is becoming increasingly common for healthcare professionals to treat patients from diverse belief systems and cultures. In fact, in many hospitals, this is the new normal. Because of this, it is critical that healthcare teams are well-versed in providing culturally competent care. But what does culturally competent care really mean?

Culturally competent care looks at patients as individuals and incorporates their cultural, linguistic and social needs and preferences into their care plan. By receiving culturally competent care, patients feel respected, validated and are often more engaged and compliant with their care, improving outcomes.

In our webinar, “Culturally Competent Care: A Must-Have Skill for Today’s Health Team,” EBSCO Health CNO Diane Hanson explore the components of culturally competent care, why it’s critical for modern nursing practice, and a case study highlighting improved outcomes achieved when providing care focused on the patient’s cultural needs and preferences. Press play to take a look.

Culturally Competent Care: A Must-Have Skill for Today’s Healthcare Team WEBINAR from EBSCO on Vimeo.

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