Reducing Health Disparities and Increasing Cultural Competency

Reducing Health Disparities and Increasing Cultural Competency 150 150 Tony Guo

Reducing Health Disparities and Increasing Cultural Competency

  • Nurse’s self-assessment
    • The first step in reducing health disparities and providing culturally competent care is for a nurse to assess their own cultural background, values, and beliefs, especially those that are related to health and health care.
  • Patient assessment
    • Assess patients for their risk for reduced health care services because of limited access,  inadequate resources, age, or low health literacy
  • Nursing Implementation
    • Advocacy
    • Community advisory group
    • Standardized guidelines
      • Evidence- based care guidelines can reduce disparities in diagnosis and treatments.
    • Communication
      • Use AIDET

A

Acknowledge

Increase safety

I

Introduce

Increase trust

D

Duration

Decrease anxiety

E

Explanation

Increase compliance

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Thank you

Increase loyalty

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