Cultural competency is extremely important in health care, as the consumers we serve come from diverse backgrounds. Inpatient and outpatient services account for the largest sector of health care services. It is vital that as a health care professional that we are cultural competent to provide our consumers with high quality health care.
Using the source below, choose 3 case studies from the list (there are 23 case studies listed) and test your cultural competency:
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. (2014). Test your cultural competency. Retrieved from https://www.aaos.org/ccc/learning_obj.html#
Based on your results and research answer the following questions:
- Identify which case studies you completed.
- On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being needs improvement and 5 being exceeds expectations, rate yourself on the answers to the test (Note: your personal rating does not affect your discussion grade).
- Describe how you would like to improve upon your rating and apply it to inpatient and outpatient consumers.
- Explain the importance of cultural competency in inpatient and outpatient services. Include in your discussion why health care leaders play a vital role in implementing cultural competency.