A Report on Cultural Diversity(MAN 770 Clinical Supervision & Management)by: Therese Rachel Mae A. TatingGeneral Objective:At the end of the lecture-discussion, the students will be able to obtain facts about culturaldiversity and its implications to nursing care to enhance their knowledge, improve their skills,and influence their attitudes as they deal with people in the multicultural workplace.Specific Objectives:Specifically, they will be able to:1.
Define cultural diversity and discuss its importance;2.
discuss the implications of cultural diversity to professional practice;3.
apply the significant concepts of cultural diversity in their fields of specialization; and4.
Express a positive attitude towards the application of cultural diversity.
Cultural diversity is the
variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in theworld
as a whole.
In its rich diversity, culture has intrinsic value for development as well associal cohesion and peace.
Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only inrespect of economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual,emotional, moral and spiritual life.
refers to the common lifestyles, knowledge, beliefs, behavior patterns, attitudes,values, habits, customs, languages, symbols, ritual, ceremonies, and practices that are uniqueto a particular group of people.
A person is not born with cultural concepts but instead learns them throughsocialization.
The sharing of common practices provides a group with part of its cultural identity.
Culture develops in and is communicated by groups of people.
Adaptation allows cultural groups to adjust to meet environmental changes. Culturechange occurs slowly and in response to the needs of the group.
Race Racial categories are based on specific physical characteristics; Race is genetic inorigin and includes all physical characteristics that are similar among members of the group,such as skin color, bone structure, blood type, hair type, and eye color
Ethnicity The sense of identification with a collective cultural group, largely based on thegroups common heritage. Includes language and dialect. Religious practices, literature,music, folklore, political interests, food preferences, and employment patterns. Ethnicityand race may sometimes overlap because the cultural and biological commonalities supportone another.
iracial/multiracial when an individual crosses two or more racial and cultural groups.