UMGC Health & Medical Essay
Scenario: Cross, Bazron, Dennis and Isaacs (1989) defined cultural competence as “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 Competency is vital to the sustainability of a healthcare organization and its capability to provide high-quality healthcare to the community it serves. Cultural competency consists of a blend of ethics, values, morals, healthcare organization’s mission and commitment hat all employees, patients and visitors shall be treated equally.
A new community health center has opened in your county offering basic healthcare services, preventative care and education to migrant workers, illegal residents, and recent immigrants. To ensure the health center promotes and establishes a culturally competent environment, as the health center’s chief privacy and compliance officer (CPCO), you have been tasked to develop a cultural competency training toolkit.
Deliverables: The final product to be submitted is robust cultural competency training toolkit for the department- and organization-wide use. Your final submission must include the following. Submit as Microsoft Word document along with an accompanying Microsoft PPT presentation by the end of Week Five but no later than Tuesday, by 11:59 PM EST. This is an individual assignment.
References & Resources:
Cultural Competence in Health Care: Emerging Framework for Practical Approaches: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/fund-reports/2002/oct/cultural-competence-health-care-emerging-frameworks-and
Tools for Assessing Cultural Competence Training: https://www.aamc.org/download/54346/data/tacct.xls
Movie “Language Barrier”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaVKy-2HWIo&WT.z_nav=healthcare-professionals%2Fresources-for-health-care-professionals%2Fhealth-equity%3BBody%3BBreaking%20Down%20the%20Language%20Barrier%20%E2%80%93%20Translating%20Limited%20English%20Proficiency%20into%20practice