In order to decrease disparities of care to minorities or those that are of different cultural heritage, the medical profession needs to learn cultural competency.
Using the Internet find resources regarding cultural competency.
Write a 500-750-word paper on your findings on cultural competency. Be sure to address the following:
1. Define cultural competency.
2. What are the top barriers identified to address in cultural competency?
3. Would you mandate it be included in school curriculum?
4. Why is it important, or not, for the health care profession to be aware of cultural competency?
5. As a professional, what is the biggest difference you could make by practicing cultural competency?