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In response to your PowerPoint presentation (Unit 7), you have been asked to draft a "White Paper" that will be distributed to the Board of Directors and major funders.

In your report (seven to ten pages), you will expand upon the points presented in your PowerPoint. However, you have also been asked to address the following:
•Regulatory implications for Cultural Competence
•Financial Implications of cultural competency
•Expected benefits
•A proposal for how staff will be evaluated after they have completed the training

Finally, as "personal" accounts often have a significant impact, you must include one "case" that describes services that were provided poorly (select one of the cases in Chapter 11). You will explain how effective training might have affected the issue.
Case study 3
A child attending a school in a low-income community receives pamphlets at her school that expresses the importance of reducing obesity and exercising the child's school is having a problem in terms of increased levels of obesity and responds with public health efforts to try to communicate with children and their parents.
The goal is to initiate programs in the future in conjunction with a local public health entity in an effort to resolve the problem. The public health entity prepared an informative brochure for the school to distribute to the children so that the information could be shared with their parents. A child brings the pamphlet home to her mother and shares the information with her. After reviewing the brochure, the mother explains to her daughter that in her country where she was born and raised, that she is to eat heartily so that she is plump and healthy and that walking to and from school each day is sufficient exercise. She also points out to her daughter that the people depicted in the brochure are White, so the brochure is not for them but for other people. She throws the brochure in the garbage and tells her daughter to clean up and get ready for a hearty dinner, which she has prepared for the family so that they can all be healthy and happy. Her husband works hard to ensure that they have plenty of food, which displays that they are doing well financially. She further advises her daughter to try and socialize with the other South African children at her school because there is a rather large, close-knit community of South Africans living in their community and attending her school and the South African children will better understand.

Rose, P. R. (2011). Cultural competency for health administration and public health. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett..

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Cultural competence in healthcare: critical analysis of the construct, its assessment and implications. Academic Journal (includes abstract) Capell J; Veenstra G; Dean E; Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 2007 Spring-Summer; 11 (1): 30-7

In your report (seven to ten pages), you will expand upon the points presented in your PowerPoint. However, you have also been asked to address the following:
•Regulatory implications for Cultural Competence

The regulatory implications for cultural competence are predicated upon the fact that 21st century healthcare is affected by globalization, which ingrains a fundamental need for effective interpersonal interaction between healthcare providers and their culturally diverse patients. The fact that culture is responsible for how people define health, wellness, illness, and aging requires for cultural competency in regard to how different cultures view these areas of life. The expansion of cultural diversity in healthcare has regulatory implications for cultural competence wherein hospitals must respect the culturally diverse elements of their patients to ensure that the most optimal care is provided for patients to give patients a healthy chance at recovery.

•Financial Implications for establishing cultural competency in a healthcare institution

The financial implications for establishing a cultural competency in a healthcare institution revolve around the ability to avoid liability in medical malpractice lawsuits because of rulings or claims made by culturally diverse patients that a failure to bridge communication gaps breached the professional standards of service that hospitals are mandated to operate under. Any damages resulting from treatment in the absence of informed consent is another reason why hospitals have a financial incentive to ensure that ...

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