5605 Response to Rohan Bassi`s Post on Culture

5605:Response to Rohan Bassi’s Post on Culture

5605:Response to Rohan Bassi’s Post on Culture

Culturalcompetency lacks a precise definition since it has more than onemeaning. However, the most recognized definition is that for anindividual to be culturally competent, they should have the abilityto avail services to different clients from various cultures,beliefs, personal behaviors, and attitudes (Rose, 2011). Concerningthis definition, cultural competence is the combination of staff fromdifferent cultures to provide services to clients from diversecultures. Therefore, this definition is in line with that of Bassi inthe post because the main aspect is the ability to work incross-cultural settings. Cultural competence presents itself whendifferent cultural beliefs are drawn down to reach an accurateconclusion.

Thereare many beliefs in many ethnic cultures around the world andcontrary to the professional healthcare they have their individualopinions on diseases and how to cure them. Therefore, it has resultedin impacts on the healthcare providing services. For example, thesebeliefs have made curing impossible since cultures have the beliefthat when a patient is provided with healthcare, they cannot gethealed. According to Rohan Bassis’ post, some cultures may differamong themselves in methods of curing, thus making healthcareprovision difficult (Rose, 2011). I have the same perspectivehowever, there are positive impacts in healthcare resulting frombeliefs such as when a third party is involved in curing a loved one,there is likelihood that the patient will heal. Therefore, accordingto Rohan impacts of different cultures have adverse effects inhealthcare.

Thedifference in perception and viewpoints regarding health services isone of the major communication barriers among the various cultures aspresented in the post. For example, there are taboos in some culturesthat bar people from speaking to strangers, restricting communicationbetween cultures (Dreachslin, Gilbert, &amp Malone, 2013). However,translators play a significant role in ensuring that these differentcultures can get healthcare services as there is an interpretation ofthe advantages of the health services provided to them. In this case,the post does not highlight the named alternative.

Tosum up, healthcare teams have all their efforts in ensuring thatcultures receive the wellbeing care they deserve. Thus, it is a majorway where cultural competence is practiced. The hospitals and thehealthcare service providers should adopt the ways, which variousfamilies want their loved ones treated this entails culturalcompetence as presented in the post.


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