Cultural Competency Assignment:
As technologist in training, it is important to be aware of your own cultural identification and biases in order to manage your personal biases that may potentially negatively affect your ability to relate to a patient and perform an exam with the care the patient deserves and has the right to experience. Awareness of your own cultural identification and biases is necessary to achieve cultural competence.
Visit this link https://www.medical-professionals.com/en/cultural-competence-in-healthcare-radiologic-technologist/# (Links to an external site.) and read the article: Cultural Competence in Healthcare & the Rad Tech
Read this editorial: Diversity in Healthcare https://www.radiographyonline.com/article/S1078-8174(18)30049-X/pdf (Links to an external site.)
Complete the following:
Based on what you learned as a result of completing these readings and the material covered in class, describe a diverse patient encounter you may experience or have experienced and explain how you would interact with the patient to give the person a sense of individuality and provide culturally competent care. Consider the following features of cultural competent and patient centered care and apply these features as you develop your scenario.
Recognizing the personal uniqueness of the patient.
Exploring and respecting patient beliefs, values, preferences, and needs.
Maintaining awareness of one’s automatic assumptions and biases.
Providing patient information and education tailored to the individual’s level of understanding.
Cultivating good communication skills and using medical interpreters when necessary.
Actively encouraging patients to participate in the decision-making process as it relates to individual health needs.
(150 – 200 words)