Diversity training molds culturally competent nurses

Top of the day to you out there!  I’m Donna J. Jodhan and today I’d like to shine the light on our nurses; very important professionals in the light of duty.  This may be a good time for you to consider using your language skills as a nurse.

         Diversity training molds culturally competent nurses
There is a growing need for diversity training among our health professionals.  Especially so for nurses and others who need to communicate with patients from other cultures.  So very often when one is ill and in a lot of pain, they find it so difficult to communicate in the spoken language at the time despite their ability to do so.  An example would be:  A Spanish-speaking patient in an English hospital.  Despite their ability to communicate in English, such is their pain and ill feeling that they have difficulty communicating in English.
It is one thing to be able to communicate in more than one language, but it is quite another thing to be able to understand the culture of someone else.  Diversity training seems to be the answer.  For our nurses and other medical professionals who are in constant contact with patients from diverse cultures; diversity training is becoming more and more of a must.  With more persons traveling outside of their homelands to seek medical help, it is only natural that the demand for well trained medical staff especially those who have been trained in diversity is going to grow.  Culture and diversity go hand in hand and diversity training needs to accommodate these two variables.  In general, our health profession recognizes this and we can look forward to nurses and others being better trained to meet the needs of diverse cultures.  I am going to give you a really wonderful reference to check out.  Please see below.
        Diversity training molds culturally competent nurses
        Wilkes Beacon (subscription) – Wilkes-Barre,PA,USA
        “Sometimes when people are sick, especially very sick, even when they have skills to communicate in a foreign language like English, they may not be able to …
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http://www.diversityintheworkplace.ca (monthly editorial on issues concerning diversity)
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About Donna Jodhan

Donna Jodhan is an award winning blind author, advocate, sight loss coach, blogger, podcast commentator, and accessibility specialist.
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