American College of Nursing, USA
Title: Cultural is important in healthcare
Rohini A. Mehta I am a quality and performance director for Castle family health clinics. Nurse educator for American college of Nursing have worked in the health care field for a little over thirty years. Licensed vocational nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Systems. Certified lactation educator, Certified in Six Sigma green Belt. Board member for Charitable Care Foundation. NCQA and ASQ Graduate (BS) University of Phoenix
The United States of America has been a kaleidoscope of cultures for hundreds of years. This has never been truer than it is today, as people from every corner of the globe continue to seek out a life in the U.S., whether permanently or temporarily.The multicultural makeup of the U.S.-especially in metropolitan areas-presents special challenges for medical professionals, whose job requires relating to patients on a very personal level. In urban areas it is not unusual for a doctor to have a diverse patient lineup-seeing a patient in the morning who recently emigrated from the Philippines, a multi-generational family of Indian descent later in the afternoon, and a tourist from China in the evening might be a typical day for some in the healthcare profession. Even doctors and nurses who work in rural areas will inevitably encounter people of various ethnicities and cultural backgrounds in their careers, especially as the U.S. countryside continues to become more ethnically and racially diverse.Sensitivity, compassion, understanding, and acceptance of patients with different values, beliefs, and behaviors are essential qualities for those who work in the medical arena.