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    Standards of Cultural Competence in Nursing Care

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    1.Individual Assignment: Emerging Standards of Care Presentation

    ?Review emerging standards of culturally competent care. Here are possible resources to use:

    oDHHS Office of Minority Health, located at http://www.omhrc.gov/clas/
    oNational Center for Cultural Competence, located at http://www11.georgetown.edu/research/gucchd/nccc/
    oAHRQ, located at http://www.ahrq.gov/about/cods/cultcomp.htm
    oAnnie E. Casey Foundation, located at http://www.aecf.org/

    ?Power Point Presentation (12-15 minutes): That explores the following topics in your own workplace or a setting that you select for this discussion:

    oDefine culturally competent care appropriate for your own workplace, based on your perusal of the assigned readings.
    oIdentify the populations served and any issues of population vulnerability.
    oComment on standards of cultural competence that appear to be met and any that are not met.
    oIdentify potential impacts of delivery of nursing care where standards are being met and where they are not being met.
    oComment on solutions that could be implemented where standards are not being met.

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    The answer requires using the links provided as resources to do an analysis of the 'Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services' (CLAS) standards as it applies to your organization. Assuming you are part of a preventive care program in X health care organization, the slide presentation would be as follows.

    1st slide
    Defines culturally competent care appropriate for any workplace. In this case we are focusing on a preventing care program.
    Title: Cultural Competent Care
    Cultural competence care provides high quality, comprehensive care for all people by:
    ? incorporating perspectives of care from culturally diverse points of views;
    ? removing any challenges in recruitment, training of personnel and volunteer participation;
    ? reflecting, recognizing and valuing the cultural differences;
    ? providing accessible and relevant services to culturally diverse persons; and
    ? levering our influence to improve community involvement in programs and use of available resources.

    2nd slide
    Introduces the concept of culturally and linguistically diverse community
    title: Characteristics of our Community
    For our preventive program to be successful, we need to understand the community we serve.
    Using the national census we know that there is a complex mixture of cultures and races in the area, each with its unique individual characteristics.
    Adding to this complexity is the fact that within each group, the individual's level of acculturation will affect his/her behavior and health practice.

    3rd slide
    Identifies the populations served. Should be able to fit on two columns on the slide (one column race, the other column language)
    Title: Characteristics of our Community
    Content :
    Using Census.gov
    By race and culture:
    82% White,
    10% Black,
    4% Asian and
    4% Other
    15% identified as Hispanic Latino of any race

    Using MLA.org,
    the languages most spoken are:
    German, Chinese, French, Russian (less than 1%).

    4th slides
    Identifies issues of population vulnerability
    Title: Community Needs to address our Preventive Program
    We identify that our preventive programs should ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution involves the creation of a power point presentation that analyzes the 'Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services' (CLAS) standards as it applies to your organization using the links provided as resources.
    It provides a 12-slide presentation with a slide by slide title, content and resources information that covers: 1) definition of cultural competence; 2)identification of culturally and linguistically diverse population in the area of service; 3) identification of population vulnerability; 4) CLAS met or not met; 5) explains potential impact of nursing care when the CLAS are applied or not; and 6) possible solutions for identified deficit areas.