This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
CO6: Plans clinical practice activities that integrate professional nursing standards in accordance with the Nursing Code of Ethics and the ANA standards of practice (PO#6).
Go to the link https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standards (Links to an external site.).
View the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) categories aimed at equity and quality care (HHS, n.d.). Notice how these standards overlap with many of the expectations and standards in professional nursing practice!
- In what ways are you and your peers using these standards in your areas of nursing practice?
- Discuss one nursing action you might incorporate to improve cultural competence in your organization.
The demographic changes in the United States in recent years have reflected the increasingly diverse population. Currently, about 37 percent of the population in the country comprises of individuals from ethnic and racial minority groups (Shen, 2015). Research has projected that this figure will increase significantly in the next couple of years. As such, the ability of nurses to provide culturally competent care is fundamental. This is attributed to the fact that cultural competency typically makes it possible for nurses to be effective when it comes to establishing rapport with patients (Porter-O’Grady, 2018). …Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5