Week 1 – Discussion Forum
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
As a health care professional, it is essential to be culturally competent. Many health care professionals find it challenging to work with culturally different groups and often do not develop a proficient level of working with diverse groups. Developing cultural competence will become increasingly more important as diversity continues to grow in the United States. Review Chapter 5 in The handbook of health and behavior change and the article by Horevitz, Lawson, Chow, & Julian (2013) then address the following questions in your response:
- Explain what it means to be culturally competent.
- Assess why it is important to be a culturally competent health care provider.
- Elaborate on the importance of possessing cultural sensitivity.
- Explain two effective strategies discussed in The handbook of health and behavior change to build cultural competence.
Use two of the required resources listed under the Week 1 tab to support your research and findings. All sources must be referenced (Links to an external site.) and cited (Links to an external site.) according to APA guidelines as outlined in the Writing Center. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length.