Cultural Diversity

This week as we explore cultural diversity it is important to realize the impact culture plays in health promotion. It is essential that we become culturally competent to ensure we provide the best possible care and services to all of the patients we serve regardless of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Culture is embedded in one’s worldview and perception about health yet we often overlook how culture plays a role in individual’s health outcomes.  In this week’s discussion, you will choose a vulnerable population (based on a cultural group, race, ethnicity, gender, etc), find a journal article (less than five years old) that pertains to the chosen cultural group and answer the following questions:From the vulnerable population you selected, please describe in paragraph form including how their belief systems and view of health are impacted.  Be sure to include a minimum of one socioeconomic factor and one regional and ethnic factor that should be considered when evaluating the health promotion needs of this population.Define health disparity in your own words and describe one health disparity that affects or can affect the culture you have selected?From the health disparities you identified in prompt two, which of these would be of the highest priority to screen for in your assessment of this individual?

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