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Cross-Cultural Competencies

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Krentzman and Townsend (2008) indicates that multicultural competence means "having the beliefs, knowledge, and skills necessary to work effectively with individuals different from one's self; that cultural competence includes all forms of difference; and that issues of social justice cannot be overlooked" (p. 7). Although improved cultural competency is widely regarded as being an important element of high quality health care services, it is not a "magic bullet" for mitigating existing inequities in the provision of such care (Larson & Ott, 2010). Nevertheless, developing cross-cultural competencies is viewed by many health care providers as an essential first step in improving access and the quality of health care services in Australia today (Sharma & Phillion, 2011). Therefore, in this context, the term "multicultural competence" is used to describe the relationship between a counselor and a patient in cross-cultural settings (An introduction to cultural competency, 2012). The focus of cultural competence is…… [Read More]

References

An introduction to cultural competency. (2012). Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

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Hawley, L.D. (2006, Fall). Reflecting teams and microcounseling in beginning counselor training: Practice in collaboration. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 45(2), 198-202.
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Cultural Competence Nursing Like Any of the

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Cultural Competence

Nursing, like any of the fields within the medical professions, requires a wide-ranging set of skills. Some of these can be seen as purely technical, such as knowing how to triage a patient coming into an emergency department or how to ensure that anti-infection and anti-contagion processes are being followed. In addition to these skills, nurses must also be able to connect to their patients on a personal level, helping to alleviate the stress and fear that so often accompany medical procedures. Part of this latter set of skills requires nurses to be culturally competent, a phrase that is relatively new to the profession although nurses have been aware of the importance of this perspective on an informal level for generations. The fact that it now has a name, however, is an indicator that cultural competence is now increasingly important to the profession.

I would like to begin…… [Read More]

References

Bridging the Health Care Gap through Cultural Competency Continuing Education Programs. Retrieved from  http://www.thinkculturalhealth.org 

Diversity in Practice: Becoming Culturally Competent. Retrieved from http://www.centre4activeliving.ca/publications/wellspring/2006/oct/oct06.pdf

University of Michigan Program For Multicultural Health. Retrieved from http://www.med.umich.edu/multicultural/ccp/tools.htm.
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Cultural Perspectives on Health Changing

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In the health care practice, there are those aspects of culture that are sensitive and that the health care practitioners need to consider when making decisions related to the practice. Some of these cultural aspects are those that contradict with the principles of modern medicine. Therefore, by the practitioner having a good understanding of these sensitive aspects of culture, he/she will be able to make the appropriate decision for the situation at hand.

Communication skills are also important for all culturally competent health care professionals. For example, in situations which concern culture and the norms associated with culture based on the amount of information that can be disclosed and the type of information. This can form a serious barrier in the provision of health care and therefore the practitioner needs to understand the culture and the norms in order to be able to enable communication and self-disclosure of the patient.…… [Read More]

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AUSTRALIAN NURSING and MIDWIFERY COUNCIL National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. Australia: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council.

BURNS, N. & GROVE, S.K. 2009. The practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence., St. Louis, MO Elsevier.

CROSS, T., BAZRON, B., DENNIS, K. & ISAACS, M. 1989. Towards a Culturally Competent System of Care, Volume I, Washington, DC, Georgetown University Child Development Center, CASSP Technical Assistance Center.

LEE, H.C., DUDLEY, R.A. & GONZALES, R. 2011. Translating Evidence into Practice, Policy, and Public Health in Perinatal Medicine. NeoReviews, 12, e431-e438.
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Cultural Competence in This Short

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, 195-196).

The web page on the website Health Resources and Services Administration has its own guidelines for cultural competency on behalf of health care providers. The domain that deals specifically with the patient population at Hospice House are People with Disabilities. Those with dementia make up just such a population at the Hospice House (Hrsa.gov., 2012). This treatment of the population with its special needs would help the staff deal with the increase in the number of unusual occurrence reports that have centered on difficult

combative behavior by patients who have been recently admitted to Hospice House. Obviously, something has changed in the population regarding their special needs. In this case, special emphasis will be need to be placed upon servicing the changing needs of this population in order to deal with the spike in incidents of combative behavior between the staff and the patients. In such a case,…… [Read More]

References

Hrsa.gov. (2012). Culture, Language and Health Literacy. Available:

 http://www.hrsa.gov/culturalcompetence/index.html . Last accessed 25 Mar. 2012.

Purnell, L. (2002). The Purnell Model for Cultural Competence. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 1

(3), pp. 193-196.
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Cultural Competence in a World

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"Culturally different clients are clients who racial, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and/or religious backgrounds and/or identities are different from the healthcare professional or student…[healthcare students must learn cultural competence] so that quality outcomes indicators such as enhanced client satisfaction and positive health outcomes may be achieved." (Jeffreys, p. 24)

Nursing is definitely not the only profession demanding cultural competence; it has also become an important part of skills required of a good business manager. In fact every person who is working in a multicultural environment must know the value of cultural competence because it helps in facilitating communication and improves effectiveness. For example in an educational setting, a teacher who doesn't understand the culture of his students may find it difficult to connect with them and hence his effectiveness might decline. With a cultural competent teacher, students "feel accepted, engaged and safe…they become interested in class community and more responsive to…… [Read More]

References

M. Diane Klein and Deborah Chen (2000) Working with Children from Culturally Diverse. Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition (November 7, 2000)

Marianne R. Jeffreys. Teaching cultural competence in nursing and health care Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (June 19, 2006)

Dana Haight Cattani. A Classroom of Her Own: How New Teachers Develop Instructional, Professional, and Cultural Competence. Corwin Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2002)

Lynch EW, Hanson MJ (1992)Developing Cross-Cultural Competence -- A Guide for Working with Young Children and Their Families. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.
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Cultural Competence in Nursing Emerging

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" (a Manager's Guide to Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals, nd) Cultural competence is a development process as no individual "becomes culturally competent overnight or with one or two hours of training." (a Manager's Guide to Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals, nd) Cultural competence training is stated to involve "attitude changes and the examining of personal biases and stereotypes as an initial step to acquiring the skills and competencies necessary for quality cross-cultural care." (a Manager's Guide to Cultural Competence Education for Health Care Professionals, nd)

The Kaiser Family Foundation (2003) states in the work entitled: "Compendium of Cultural Competence Initiatives in Health Care" that cultural competency faces challenges which include: (1) the lack of agreement on the terms, definitions and core approaches; (2) limited research on impact and effectiveness; (3) a misperception that the activities are focused exclusively on people of color, rather than also…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Foley, R. And Wurmser, T.A. (2004) Culture Diversity/a Mobile Workforce Command Creative Leadership, New Partnerships, and Innovative Approaches to Integration. Nursing Administration Quarterly, Vol. 28 (2) April/May 2004.

Cultural Competency in Medicine (2008) American Medical Student Association. AMSA Foundation 2008.

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians. 3 Aug 2004. Vol. 141 Issue 3. Annals of Internal Medicine. Online available at http://www.annals.org/cgi/content/full/141/3/226

Like, Robert C. (nd) Cultural Competency Training: Best and Promising Practices. Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity. Department of Family Medicine UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
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Cultural Competence Self-Assessment Reveals Several

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We are more than welcome to assist any client who has trouble understanding anything. However, we do not offer to meet with clients whose first language is not English to decipher communications that they might not understand. Making this effort goes a long way toward promoting client health and well being.

We do have bilingual staff but Spanish is the only language besides English that is well-represented. It would be more helpful to hire people who have some command of other languages that our clients might speak. One of the areas I believe we do well in is sensitivity to diverse views of family and health. We allow extended members of the family to visit and consult with them too. I understand that people from different cultures grieve differently, too. Finally, I would be better off reading peer-reviewed journal articles as to the most current best practices that take cultural…… [Read More]

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Cultural Competence

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Health

Cultural competence: What does this really mean to health care professionals?

Cultural Competency is a significant issue that faces health care providers today. It is important for organizations to have and utilize polices, trained and skilled employees and resources to foresee, distinguish and respond to a variety of expectations in language, cultural and religion of members and health care providers. Health literacy takes place when there is shared understanding between healthcare providers or anyone communicating health information and patients. Joint understanding is not just good medicine; it is also a right and responsibility (Health Literacy and Cultural Competency Provider Tool Kit, 2008).

Addressing disparities in health care and health results is more and more becoming a main concern on national and state levels. The Department of Health is dedicated to generating health justness and devoted to endorsing cultural competency among health care providers, to enhance affirmative results for all…… [Read More]

References

Cultural Competence. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.culturediversity.org/cultcomp.htm

Cultural Competency in Health Services and Care. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/professions/Publications/documents/CulturalComp.pdf

Health Literacy and Cultural Competency Provider Tool Kit. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.bcbst.com/providers/08-538CulturalCompProvToolKit.pdf
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Personal Awareness of Cultural Bias in Social and Cultural Diversity

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Cultural bias implies an emphasized distinction or preferential status that indicates a predilection for one culture, over another. It is often discriminative, and is characterized by an absence of integration in a group, in terms of social principles, codes of conduct, and beliefs. Cultural partisanship introduces the accepted behaviors of one group as superior, and more valued, than those of another lesser-respected cultural group. In my surroundings, most of the residents, and hence, patients are white, making us (Afro-Americans and Asians) minorities, feel different if not isolated. Such deferential factors are responsible for establishing where specific individuals live, and what opportunities are available to them, in the healthcare and educational context (Sue et al., 2009)

Question 2

The presence of cultural bias within the context of healthcare-related recommendations and decision-making gives rise to significant challenges. Well-documented inequalities in health status of different racial and ethnic communities, in addition to nationally-publicized…… [Read More]

Resources and Services Administration (http://www.hrsa.gov/culturalcompetence/)

American Psychiatric Association's Steering Committee to Reduce Disparities in Access to Psychiatric Care (2004) (Natl. Assoc. Social Workers 2007).

These and many more substantive readings from research are listed by the author for assimilating culture-centric education. (Sue, Zane, Nagayama Hall, & Berger, 2009)

Question 7

As a Counselor, I will need to be aware that being culturally aware implies delivering services in a manner consistent with the recipient's culture, through regards to linguistic variation and cultural discussion. I would seek to be more sensitive to unaccultured ethnic minority clients. In addition, I would use discretion in cases where patients of a particular community or ethnicity are prone to certain clinical problems (for which I would study the ethnic group and its history in more depth) and if certain ethnic groups respond poorly to EBT (Evidence-based Treatment). (Sue et al., 2009)
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Looking Into SLP 4 Cultural Issues With Different Generations

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Cultural Issues With Different Generations

Cultural diversity represents a scheme of behaviors and beliefs that acknowledges and regards the existence of diverse groups of individuals within a society/organization, accepts and values the socio-cultural distinctions existing between them, and facilitates and encourages their ongoing contribution to the society/organization within an all-encompassing cultural context, empowering all societal/organizational members. Valuing and understanding cultural diversity form the solutions to defying racism. Every person needs to have the freedom to explore his/her respective identity's and culture's uniqueness, whilst simultaneously endeavoring to understand cultural diversity existing in our globalized world. A denial of cultural expression implies limiting the demonstration of distinctive views regarding life and inter-generational knowledge transfer (Lovely, 2012). Research indicates that absence of cultural, racial, and gender cohesion arises out of stereotyping, mistrust, and an increasing number of intra-cultural language and conversation issues. When these issues aren't focused on, it can result in the…… [Read More]

References

Lovely, S. (2012). Will millennials stay? Examining teacher retention from a generational perspective

Sarah, T. (n.d.). The Importance and Benefits of Diversity. Retrieved May 22, 2016, from http://www.teenink.com/opinion/environment/article/465407/The-Importance-and-Benefits-of-Diversity/

Teach for America (Project). (2010). Diversity, community, & achievement: 2010. New York: Teach for America.

Walker, T. (2011). Closing the Culture Gap. Retrieved May 22, 2016, from http://www.nea.org/home/43098.htm
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Cultural Competence and Human Resource Management

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Cultural Competence in Organizations

Cultural competence is the interaction of different individuals of different cultures, social and economic backgrounds, in business organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and human resource departments. It incorporates four essential and fundamental concepts: consciousness of perception on culture, differences attitude regarding culture, information on cultural practices and perception and skills regarding cross-culture.

Cultural competence is the interaction of different individuals of different cultures, social and economic backgrounds, in business organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and human resource departments. It incorporates four essential and fundamental concepts: consciousness of perception on culture, differences attitude regarding culture, information on cultural practices and perception and skills regarding cross-culture. The development of cultural competence can assist in ensuring that people of different culture can effectively interact, understand and communicate with one another.

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In order to understand the concept of cultural competence, it is essential to understand the word culture. Culture…… [Read More]

References:

Fernandez, J.P. (2011). Managing a Diverse Workforce. Massachusetts: D.C. Heath and Company.
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Cultural Intelligence in Today's Increasingly Culturally Diverse

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Cultural Intelligence

In today's increasingly culturally diverse world, cultural competence, or what has become known as "cultural intelligence (CQ)" has received increasing research attention. Several authors, with various purposes and audiences, have developed assessment instruments to help individuals and groups understand their level of cultural intelligence. Included among these is the instrument developed by Earley and Mosakowski (2004), under the title "Diagnosing Your Cultural Intelligence."

Earley and Mosakowski's instrument addresses three areas of CQ: The cognitive, the physical, and the emotional/motivational. The cognitive component can be regarded as the "head" of cultural competence. On a cognitive level, this areas focuses on an individual's understanding of differences between cultures. This involves asking questions and investigations to identify any differences that might exist among cultures. Being aware of these on a cognitive level can greatly enhance a person's ability to understand and interact with foreign cultures.

The physical component focuses on a…… [Read More]

References

Earley, P.C. & Mosakowski, E. 2004. 'Cultural intelligence', Harvard Business Review, 82 (10), October, pp.139-146 [Online]

Mendenhall, Mark. 2007. Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development. Routledge.
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Competency-Based Education Model Promotion of

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The public will also be presented with information from the experiential view of someone who in the past failed to have their child immunized. Evaluation will be conducted by distributing surveys/questionnaires about access to immunizations in the previous 12 months. The model will be modified by identifying weak points in the efforts to inform the public.

(2) providing information to the public about cancer screening: the public will be given written and verbal information about cancer screening for their family and about how to access cancer screening in the community of providers. A special speaker will provide information about how cancer screening helped save their life. Evaluation will be conducted by distributing surveys/questionnaires about access to cancer screenings in the previous 12 months. The model will be modified by identifying weak points in the efforts to inform the public.

(3) Providing information about safe sex: the public will be given…… [Read More]

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Clement, JJ and Rea-Ramirez, MA (2008) Model-Based Learning and Instruction in Science. Springer 2008. Retrieved from: http://books.google.com/books?id=dc_14UNzOlYC&dq=GEM+model+for+learning&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Cultural Competence Education for Students in Medicine and Public Health Report of an Expert Panel (2012) Joint Expert Panel and the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Association of the Public Schools of Health. July. Retrieved from:  https://members.aamc.org/eweb/upload/Cultural%20Competence%20Education_revisedl.pdf 

Health education: theoretical concepts, effective strategies and core competencies (2012) World Health Organization. Retrieved from: http://applications.emro.who.int/dsaf/EMRPUB_2012_EN_1362.pdf

Kulbok, PA (2012) Evolving Public Health Nursing Roles: Focus on Community Participatory Health Promotion and Prevention. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. 17. No. 2 May. Retrieved from: http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-17-2012/No2-May-2012/Evolving-Public-Health-Nursing-Roles.html
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Cultural Counselor Being a Counselor Can Sometimes

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Cultural Counselor

Being a counselor can sometimes be a really tough job. Counseling can only be effective and beneficial when the counselor places himself or herself in the shoes of his or her client. If he or she is unable to do so, he or she will never become an effective counselor. Placing oneself in the circumstances of someone else is not easy, let alone placing oneself in the shoes of a person who is of a different race, religion or culture. That is the real test of a counselor. In this paper I shall discuss what is required to understand the cross-cultural relationships in counseling to help the client get over their problem easily. All the dimensions pertaining to counseling (of a client of a different background that the counselor) will discussed with the case scenario.

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When clients and counselors have different cultural (or ethnic or racial)…… [Read More]

References:

Cannon, E.P. (2008). "Promoting moral reasoning and multicultural competence during internship." Journal of Moral Education, 37(4), 503-518.

Crethar, Hugh C. And Ratts, Manivong J. (2008). "Why Social Justice is a Counseling Concern?"

Gilbert, Jane. (2002). "Cross-cultural issues in counseling skillstraining: lessons from Lesotho."

Journal of Social Development in Africa. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
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Cultural Analysis Activity 1 - Discuss the

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Cultural Analysis

Activity 1 - Discuss the two societal cultures that you will use to develop your GLOBE Paper. Why these two? I will discuss the Germanic and Latin European Cultures. Each of these divergent cultural paradigms has had a strong effect upon globalism in the 21st century based on hundreds of years of influence in Europe and the New World as far back as the 1600s, and perhaps before. Both cultures are rich in literature and historical development, and both language groups have had a seminal influence on culture. My husband is in the Army and we now live in Europe, I need to make myself aware of these cultural attributes so that I can be aware of the leadership styles and cultures.

Activity 2 -- The Germanic culture really arose out of the merge between the Ancient Romans and the Germanic peoples during the 3-5th centuries AD. This…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Grove, C. (2005). Worldwide Differences in Values and Practices: Overview of GLOBE Research Findings. Grovewell LLC. Retrieved from: http://www.grovewell.com/pub-GLOBE-dimensions.html

Mandle, J. (2008, April). How Political is the Personal? Retrieved from umbc.edu:  http://userpages.umbc.edu/~korenman/wmst/identity_pol.html 

Riucci, N. (2002). Managing Diversity in Public Sector Workforces. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Stumpf, E. (2011). The Globe Research Project. Norderstedt, Germany: GRIN Verlag.
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Cultural Literacy - Issues &

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scu.edu).Andre goes on to say some critics see Hirsch's efforts to bring culture into the classroom are not so much "cultural literacy" but more like "cultural indoctrination." Not only is the Hirsch strategy and methodology seen as flawed, Andre and Velasquez continue, the "content" he prescribes is subject to criticism. For example, the question of "Whose form of knowledge, culture, vision, history and authority will prevail as the national culture?" should be asked, and Hirsch knows that is an issue. "Will they, like Hirsch, be white, middle-class males?" Andre wonders, and will they be elitist?

Hirsch meanwhile answers these accusations in his Core Knowledge Web site, saying that the contend must arise from "a broad consensus of diverse groups and interests." That consensus should include the parents, teachers, scientists, "professional curriculum organizations, and experts on America's multicultural traditions." The "central motivation behind" his core knowledge initiative is "to guarantee equal…… [Read More]

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Booklist. "Reference Books Bulletin: The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy." (2003): 1702.

In the first edition of Hirsch's book, the author was criticized as being "elitist," but the Subsequent editions add "tools for assessing cultural literacy" that makes sense and Now it does "keep up with changes in American culture."

Chylinski, Manya S. "Hirsch, E.D. Jr., & others. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know." Library Journal, 127.18 (2002): 78-80. Chylinski writes that the book has been given "an exciting update" - "sorely needed"...for those "who like to have a great reference work..."

Giddings, Louise R. "Beyond E.D. Hirsch and Cultural Literacy: Thinking Skills for Cultural
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Cultural Differences of Adolescent in the United States

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Cultural Differences of Adolescent in the United States

The United States, ever since the time when its history began, has been an accumulation of different cultural patterns who took refuge here for independence in expressing the thoughts. Resiliency or adaptability is featured as a phenomenon of fruit yielding adaptability in spite of difficult or intimidating surrounding. In this paper we shall analyze the cultural differences among adolescents in the country. In 1996 Gordon discovered that adaptable young men have concrete self-confidence in their realizing capabilities and concrete sentiments of association in the school surrounding as against their non-adaptable associates. Consistently Arellano and Padilla in 1996 discovered that cooperative families and tutors saved students from vulnerable educational surroundings. Again Liebowitz, Catellani, and Cuellar in 1999 discovered the relatively important foreseer of sexual attitude to be the persistence of morals existing betwixt the young men and their family. Outcomes threw light on…… [Read More]

References

Brook, J.S; et al. (1998) "Drug use among African-Americans: Ethnic identity as a protective factor." Psychological Reports- 83:1427-1446

Brook, J.S; Whiteman, M; Balka, E.B; Win, P.T; and Gursen, M.D. (1998) "Drug use among Puerto Ricans: Ethnic identity as a protective factor." Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences- 20(2): 241-254

Carlin, J.F. (1979) "The Catastrophically Uprooted Child: Southeast Asian Refugee Children." In Basic Handbook for Child Psychiatry- Volume I, edited by J.D. Noshpitz et.al. New York: Basic Books.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. (2001) "HIV / AIDS Surveillance Report"- 13(2):144.
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Cultural Dimensions

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Cultural Dimensions

"Culture is more often a source of conflict than of synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster." - Dr. Geert Hofstede

After working for six years as a clinical psychologist at IBM, both collecting and analyzing data from over 100,000 individuals from forty different counties, Hofstede became interested in the sociology of communication between people of different cultures. An expert, Hofstede's influential wisdom on the interactions between national cultures and organization cultures begot a model identifying five dimensions to differentiate cultures; these dimensions, particularly as they relate to strategy, team communications, influence tactics, and conflict management, are integral in analyzing the cultural communications of such vastly different states as the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, and Spain.

In his work, Gert Hofstede demonstrated that there are national and regional cultural groupings that affect the different dynamics of behavior in organizations, both corporate and civic.…… [Read More]

Ibid.

"Spain." < http://www.cyborlink.com/besite/spain.htm>

Ibid.
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Negotiating Cross-Cultural Issues at the End of

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Negotiating Cross-Cultural Issues at the End of Life

The clinical problem and dearth of research which led to the study was directly connected to the fact that there was a clear understanding that not enough clinicians had cultural competency, particularly with patients receiving end of life care, but there wasn't a clear sense of how to fix this. The fundamental issue at stake was how cultural competency could improve end of life care and the services which needed to be available to clinicians in order to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. As the researchers assert, "Thus the risk for cross-cultural misunderstandings surrounding care at the end of life is also increasing. Studies have shown cultural differences in attitudes toward truth telling, life-prolonging technology, and decision-making styles at the end of life" (Kagawa-Singer & Blackhall, 2001). These notions illuminate clearly the need for the study and the relevancy of the…… [Read More]

References

Kagawa-Singer, M., & Blackhall, L. (2001). Negotiating Cross-Cultural Issues at the End of Life. Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life, 2993-3001.
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Emerging Standards of Care Mental Health Cultural Competence

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Standards of Care/Mental Health/Cultural Competence

EMERGING STANDARDS OF CARE/MENTAL HEALTH/CULTURAL

Sometime in 1999, the Surgeon General released Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Inside this report, it acknowledged that not every Americans, particularly minorities, are getting the equal mental health treatment, a discovery that provoked the Surgeon General to give out a supplemental report on differences in mental health care for individuals of color (Donini-Lenhoff, 2006). The addition, which was available in 2001, sends out one obvious message: culture does actually count. Cultural competency is considered to be one the vital ingredients in closing the differences hole in health care. It is looked as the way patients and doctors are able to come together and then talk about health issues without cultural differences stopping the conversation, nonetheless improving it. Fairly simply, health care services that are deferential of and receptive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and…… [Read More]

References

Choi, H.M. (2006). ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN ADOLESCENTS' MENTAL DISTRESS, SOCIAL STRESS, AND RESOURCES. Adolescence, 41(126), 263-83.

Donini-Lenhoff, F. (2006). HEALTH: Cultural competence in the health professions; insuring a juniform standard of care. The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 65(45), 45.

Furler, J. & . (2012). Mental health: Cultural competence. Australian Family Physician, 39(5), 206-8.

Sawrikar, P. & . (2013). The relationship between mental health, cultural identity and cultural values in non-english speaking background (NESB) australian adolescents. Behaviour Change, 21(3), 97-113.
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Managing Cultural Differences in an Organization

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Global Perspectives on Leadership

Working with individuals from Latin America requires significant consideration of various factors that influence the relationship and the realization of a shared organizational objective. Firstly, taking into consideration the cross-cultural communication that will dominate the interaction with individuals from this culture is imperative. The fact that cultural differences exist translate to the communication breakdown that should be managed by the leader of an organization. Developing a culture-sensitive environment will help eliminate such barriers. The leader should also consider the context and content of understanding business setup when working with individuals with Latin America culture. Textual analysis shows that Latin business culture focuses on the broad aspects of the organizational relationship, social approaches, and broad circumstances influencing the business (Moran, 2011, p. 215).

However, the culture of other states such as the U.S. places a strong emphasis on the communication content. The content of focus includes facts,…… [Read More]

References

Moran, Robert T. Managing Cultural Differences: Global Leadership Strategies for Cross-Cultural Business Success (8th Edition).: Routledge, . (2011). Print
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Class Competencies

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Competencies

Critically analyze current practice to formulate researchable problems. I was able to discover the following: current practice recommendations for reducing health disparities among African-American female adolescents are lacking, but recent research findings suggested that parenting may represent a significant syndemic factor that could be influenced by nursing interventions. A review of this literature led me to propose a quantitative study examining the efficacy of cultural competency training for primary care providers who practice in an inner-city African-American neighborhood.

Evaluate current research studies for appropriateness of problem statement, sampling design, methodology, data analysis procedure, interpretation of findings, and ethical issues. In order to propose a researchable problem I needed to understand what had already been accomplished by other researchers. This required me to dig into the literature, evaluate the details of the methodologies used, and compare and contrast both findings and interpretations. The topic I chose for my research proposal…… [Read More]

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Ethics and Cultural Competence

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Ethics and Culture

Annotated… [Read More]

Siegel, C., Haugland, G., Rose, L.R., Reid, L., Hopper, K. (2011). Components of Cultural Competence in Three Mental Health Programs. Psychiatric services, 62 (6).

Vanaki, Z., Memarian, A. (2009). Professional ethics: beyond the clinical competency.

Journal of Professional Nursing, 25 (5), 285 -- 291
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Analyzing Cultural Competence in the Criminal Justice System

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Culural Competence |

Cultural Competence in the Criminal Justice System

Culture determines people's experiences of their world. It is important in the reception and delivery of services. Cultural competence starts with knowing your cultural practices and beliefs, and recognizing the different practices and values of people from different cultures. This goes beyond speaking a different language, or just acknowledging a different group's cultural icons. Cultural competence involves changing your biases or prejudgments on a different people's cultural traditions or beliefs (Continuing Education Online, 2002-2016).

Cultural competence, therefore, can be described as a group of attitudes and behavior within a culture. These attitudes and behavior are incorporated into the methods of practice of an agency, system or its experts, and helps them work productively under cross-cultural circumstances. To successfully achieve cultural competency, knowledge about groups and individuals must be incorporated and translated into certain practices and rules applied in suitable cultural…… [Read More]

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Continuing Education Online. (2002-2016). Cultural Competency and Diversity. Retrieved August 7, 2016, from Continuing Education Online: http://www.getceusnow.com

Otu, N. (2015). Decoding Nonverbal Communication In Law Enforcement. Salus Journal, Issue 3, No. 2, 1-16. Retrieved from Salus Journal: http://www.salusjournal.com

Patel, S. (2016). Cultural Competency Training: Preparing Law Students for Practice in Our Multicultural World. Retrieved August 7, 2016, from UCLA Law Review: http://www.uclalawreview.org
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Course Competencies

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playing ground for healthcare organizations has and continues to change; so does the relationship of health care entities to their method of access and availability, degree of consumer choice, competition, financing, effect on advanced practice nurses and other health professionals.

The course was a valuable experience for me. The thoughts were provoked and the discussions candidly professional. One major reason for the definite benefit was the student diversity in the course. The diversity of students enabled me to pose candid questions to people from different cultures thus learning more. The contents of this course have a profound effect on me as a nurse, and the entire community patient care. However, guest speakers gave encouraging and supportive comments (Basford & Slevin, 2013). As a healthcare professional, I will frequently serve patients from diverse backgrounds, personal beliefs, expectations, and experiences. I must have a sharp awareness of others and myself. This course…… [Read More]

References

Basford, L., & Slevin, O. (2013). Theory and practice of nursing: An integrated approach to patient care. Cheltenham, U.K: Nelson Thornes.

Ferrell, B., & Coyle, N. (2010). Oxford textbook of palliative nursing. New York: Oxford University Press.

Hamric, A.B., Hanson, C.M. & Spross J.A. (2009). Advanced Practice Nursing An Integrative Approach (4th Edition ed.). Missouri 63146: Elsevier Sanuders.
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Analyzing Healthcare Cultural Assessment

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cultural diversity issues and its impact on nursing professionals' practice. It assesses a client hailing from a different culture, and employs information derived from the assessment determining and reflecting on health practices and beliefs of the client's culture. Lastly, nurses' role in the care of patients hailing from diverse backgrounds care is analyzed, and a conclusion is drawn.

Client Interview Data

Client's health beliefs in relation to cultural diversity

The client comes from a family-focused background, in which she plays the role of chief household organizer and attends to her family and their needs. She believes one ought to lead a life of a good and virtuous individual, and support one's family, particularly in times of need. In her opinion, sickness must be tended to, for preserving life. She believes in healthcare professionals and services they offer, for leading a healthy life. She is comfortable having healthcare professionals take care…… [Read More]

References

American Nurses Association. (1998). Discrimination and Racism in Health Care. Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association.

Anderson, L. (2012, October 10). Cultural Competence in the Nursing Practice. Retrieved from Nurse Together: http://www.nursetogether.com/cultural-competence-nursing-practice

Coe, S. (2013, January 15). Cultural Competency in the Nursing Profession. Retrieved from Nurse Together: http://www.nursetogether.com/cultural-competency-nursing-profession

Graue, M., Dunning, T., Hausken, M. F., & Rokne, B. (2013). Challenges in managing elderly people with diabetes in primary care settings in Norway. Scand J Prim Health Care, 31(4), 241-247.
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Cross-Cultural Barriers to Mental Health

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Recommended policy

To deal with these difficulties, several recommendations can be formulated:

1. Cross-cultural variables: Ethnic matches should be arranged between client and therapist. These will be effective in dealing not only with communication problems, but also with cultural perceptions of the disease as well as with possible social stigmas attached to the disease. The therapist, sharing similar cultural background to the patient understands the patient's concern and speaks the patient's language therefore is more able than another to 'pull' her through.

Other recommendations include items such as that Government should allocate more funding to establishing specific mental health treatments that are run by and appeal to the various ethnic minorities. In a similar manner, government should increase their funding for research and clinical training of ethnic and racial minority members (e.g. The minority Fellowship Program and the COR). Finally, general Mental health services should incorporate cross-cultural communication variables in…… [Read More]

References

Leong, F.T.L., & Lau, A.S.L. (2001). Barriers to providing effective mental health services to Asian-Americans. Mental Health Services Research, 3, 201 -- 214.

Leong, F.T.L., & Kalibatseva, Z. (2011) Cross-cultura Barriers to mental Health services in United States. Cerebrum. The DANA Foundation. http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=31364
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Professional Portfolio Cultural and Personal

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Some of these causes include shift work/long work hours, sleepiness, social/familial disruptions, vulnerable groups, long-term effects, and injuries. This is an indication that various institutions should focus on the evaluation of the causes of risks faced by nurses at the workplace in order to adopt and integrate quality interventions towards enhancing the safety of the nurses (Alison Trinkoff et al., 2008). One of the effective and influential approaches towards promotion of safety of the nurses is transformation of the working schedule to offer sufficient opportunity for the practitioners to recapture their energies following stressful interaction with the patients.

This is through minimization of the working hours as well as integration of favourable shifts to operate in the favour of the nurses as they seek to enhance their safety. It will also improve concentration levels of the nurses at the workplace thus quality relationship between the patients and nurses in addition…… [Read More]

References

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Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, 57(11), 34-37.

Okes, D. (2008). The human-side of root cause analysis. Journal for Quality & Participation,

31(3), 20-29.
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Knowledge in Cultural Studies

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Culture is a vast field of study that often requires preparedness of the researchers. Exploration of culture is something that comes with value realization and addition to the people involved. It is a recommendation that appropriate research methods are used to assess the basic and fundamental aspects that play the critical role of knowing what entails a culture. From the text, it is negatively influential to neglect research methods that would have been essential in bringing out knowledge about a culture (Keightley, 2014).

Practicality is what entails any given form of culture. Practical methods, thus, have to be involved in the entire process of dealing with cultural studies. One of the methods worth considering is the multi-method approach. It is influential in knowing every aspect that assists one to gather enough and sufficient information concerning any form of cultural practice. With this, both qualitative and quantitative approaches have to be…… [Read More]

References

Keightley, E (2014). Research Methods in Memory Studies: Oral History, Intercalary, Trauma. In Pickering, M (Ed) Economy and Memory. University of Warwick

Keightley, E and Pickering, M (2015). Memory, Media and Methodological Footings. In Memory in a Mediated World Remembrance and Reconstruction. Palgrave Macmillan, pp.36-52

Keightley, E, Pickering, M, and Bisht, P. (2014). Intercalary and Memory Studies Methodology. In Making Sense of Memory and History. International Communication Association Pre-Conference sponsored by the ICA Communication History Division, Museum of Historyand Industry (MOHAI), Seattle
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Nursing Ethics Leadership Competencies

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achievement of the course outcomes in this course have prepared you to meet the MSN program outcome #4, the MSN Essential IV, and the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies # 7.

The achievement of course outcomes has prepared me to meet the fourth MSN program outcome: which is to evaluate the design, implementation, and outcomes of strategies developed to meet healthcare needs. Completing the course has also promoted the MSN Essential IV, and the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies # 7. MSN Essential IV is "translating and integrating scholarship into practice," which is a core component of professional nursing. Through the course, we recognize the value of evidence-based practice as we integrate research outcomes within the practice setting. We also resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminate results.

Program Outcome #4: Evaluate the design, implementation, and outcomes of strategies developed to meet healthcare needs (MSN Essentials)

Evaluating the design,…… [Read More]

References

Campinha-Bacote, J. (2011). Delivering patient-centered care in the midst of a cultural conflict. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing 16(2).

Drenkard, K. (2012). Strategy as solution. Journal of Nursing Administration 42(5): 242-243.

Litaker, D., et al., (2006). Using complexity theory to build interventions that improve health care delivery in primary care. Journal of General Internal Medicine 21(2): S30-34.

"Population-Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies," (2013). Retrieved online: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/PopulationFocusNPComps2013.pdf
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Cultural Diversity Affect You as

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Therefore, in the light of these current developments, I envisage that the nurses will require much more comprehensive training in issues related to cultural diversity in the future. For example, the nurse will need to become more knowledgeable about the way that various cultures respond to conventional medicine and that alternative medicine and therapies play in the healing process.

The subject of alternative therapies illustrates the way that the role of nursing is changing. For example, it has been found that "…44% of Mexican-Americans had used alternative practitioners at least once in the previous year" and that "Mental or physical illness is seen by many Hispanics to be a consequence of behavior, or simply the result of fate" (Breeding, Harley, Rogers & Crystal, 2005).

This means that in future the nurse will need to be trained in greater depth in order to understand the way that other cultures perceive…… [Read More]

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Competencies of a Successful Bed

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Return guests comprise approximately 15% of bed and breakfast guests with another 15% of guests being individuals who have been referred by former guests of the bed and breakfast. Therefore, it can be understood that "quality of stay and customer satisfaction" are both important factors in the decision making process of the guest when choosing to stay at the bed and breakfast as compared to staying at another establishment. Qualities of the room that contribute to the overall satisfaction of guests include the following:

Mattress and pillow quality - 88%

Towels - 84%

Linens - 82%

Washcloths - 75%

Glasses - 62%

Reading lights - 61%

Soap - 50%

Reading material - 30%

The work of Tucker and Lynch entitled: "Hospitality, Tourism and Lifestyle Concepts" states that there are several categories of host types based on social control strategies and interactions with guests. Each of these types of accommodations along…… [Read More]

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Cultural Diversity Issue of Non-American Employees Communicating

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cultural diversity issue of non-American employees communicating frequently in their own native language creating an environment of sensitivity and bias amongst the non-Hispanic community.

Handling Diversity in an Organization

The contents of this paper focus on the cultural diversity involving Films Recovery Systems, an American company located at the heart of Chicago, Illinois. The paper takes an insight into the issue and also proposes solutions that can resolve the problem. The most important aspect of the paper is that it takes into account the material we find and read in books and compares to what degree the literature is actually applicable in real life situations.

Academic Literature

The study of public administration includes a spectrum of many disciplines, which include psychology, sociology, philosophy and also management sciences. Even though, the nature of public administration does not conveniently classify its elements into components, public administration is primarily categorized to highlight the…… [Read More]

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Cultural Diversity in the Workplace Starbucks

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Starbucks- Cultural Diversity a Management Challenge

Katy Hollenbeck

This essay shows how Starbucks grew from its one store in Seattle to the global brand it is now. It also covers briefly how the message of diversity has evolved in recent times for Starbucks with Starbucks cooperating with ethnic organizations, promoting a more literal sense of inclusion among various ethnicities, races, ages, genders, and religions. Starbucks has a long history of being a socially conscious company. This has led to some extent, Starbucks to be viewed as a quality company that makes quality coffee.

When people see a Starbucks store, they associate quality and a slightly higher price. That is why people from the rich and famous to the everyman; go to get their cup of coffee at Starbucks. Because Starbucks is one of the largest coffee chains in the world and the largest coffee chain in America, they must keep…… [Read More]

As Leavy explains, adding social value along with economic value promotes profit and growth within a company (Leavy, 2012). How did Starbucks grow to be so successful and synonymous with quality? The history of Starbucks shows the beginnings of what would one day be a worldwide, easily recognizable brand. As well as in recent history, Starbucks proves it will continue to be the brand for quality coffee for the masses.

Starbucks first opened its doors almost half a century ago, 43 years to be precise. They had a single store consisting of a roaster and retailer of ground coffee, whole beans, spices, and tea. From there after four decades, the company owns 21,160 retail stores in sixty-three countries with 175,000 employees. Most of those retail stores lie in the United States with 12,067 in total, making it one of the largest coffee chains worldwide. The company's mission statement is to nurture and inspire the human spirit, one cup, one person, and one neighborhood at a time (Morais et al., 2014).

Along with its history of ethical practices such as farmer loans and conservation, Starbucks wishes to focus on embracing diversity by including inclusion and diversity into the fundamentals of their leadership competencies. This means they expect all leaders to practice an inclusion
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Individual Cross Sectional Cultural Management Plan

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Cultural Management

Starbucks wants to enter South Africa, the "Rainbow Nation," and learn about doing business in Africa for future expansion across the continent. It has the conditions for success, but critical will be managing a multicultural team of employees in every store. There are 11 major languages in South Africa, highlighting the diversity of the country, and it has also become a magnet for immigrants from other African countries as well. Starbucks needs to implement programs such as employee groups in charge of multicultural initiatives and it should track the demographics of its workforce to ensure that they are diverse. Management teams should also be diverse. The company should have a multicultural management training program as one of its major controls.

Situation Analysis

The corporation to be discussed in this paper is Starbucks, and they wish to enter the South African market. Starbucks operates in dozens of countries worldwide.…… [Read More]

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Steps to Initiate a Cultural Change in an Organization

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Cultural Change Within an Organization

The concept of culture, adopted from the Anthropology field has many definitions depending upon the perspective is defined from. Shafritz and Ott (1992) write that there are many meanings applied to culture and "when the term 'culture' is paired with the term 'organization' resulting is a "conceptual and semantic confusion." p. 492 Networks within the organization are not of the future indeed, for networking within organizational structure is the reality of right now or as stated by Linpnack and Stamps (1994) and cited by Agranaoff (2006) "the age of the network" has arrived. In fact, stated is the fact that networks are even supplanting the traditional hierarchy and markets. (paraphrased: Powell, 1990 cited By Agranaoff, 2006) and public managers "are enmeshed in a series of collaborative horizontal and vertical networks (Agranaoff and McGuire, 2003) and finally it is stated by Agranaoff who cites O'Toole (1997)…… [Read More]

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Culture Competency

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Cultural differences seem to play an extremely important role in almost all domains we are currently faced with nowadays. The global world implies not only intercultural relations in economics and trade issues, but also in areas such as education, social sciences, medicine and health.

If we are referring to the last two domains, it is often the case that a clinician is treating a patient whose religious and personal beliefs don't allow treatments that would otherwise be considered normal. We will not refer to extreme cases, such as sects where operations or blood transfusions are not allowed, but we will consider an example that may often occur in practice: the encounter between a clinician and a Muslim patient, with all the cultural differences problems that may arise.

For a Muslim patient, we first need to refer to the fourth ring, a ring which is defined, according to Purnell, as "biopsychosociocultural…… [Read More]

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Informed Consent Regarding Qsen Competencies

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Consent Regarding Qsen Competencies14

The following paper describes patient safety as being one of the concerns of patient care. It also discusses the QSEN competency related to patient safety. Moreover, the paper describes the significance of patient safety with reference to the QSEN competency. A review of literature and a case example related to the aforementioned topics are also included. Lastly, the paper gives implications related to better patient safety.

Patient Care Concern

Health is very important to everyone and therefore, people pay a great deal of attention to their health problems and concerns. The nursing staff taking care of patients is also concerned about the issues that the patient may face. As the patient starts getting medical help, there are multifarious issues and concerned that, he may encounter. The nurses must then keep these issues in mind in order to ensure a healthy recovery of the patient. (Scott, 2003)…… [Read More]

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Cross-Cultural Communication in Business Cultural

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In that regard, fundamentally different interactions between the genders is one element of cultural practices that differs most substantially from national culture to culture and even among individuals of different ethnic or religious backgrounds within the dominant national culture. Typically, individuals of Muslim and Jewish religious traditions (and others) avoid any incidental or polite physical contact between members of the opposite gender, even though such gestures (like handshaking) might be completely appropriate under ordinary circumstances (Moran, Harris, & Moran, 2007).

Dealing with Cultural Differences Positively:

Cultural differences have tremendous potential for creating divisiveness in the workplace where no appropriate effort is made by management to increase cultural awareness and mutual sensitivity and respect among coworkers with different cultural backgrounds and expectations. Conversely, any negative effects attributable to cultural differences can be minimized or neutralized entirely by effective approaches designed to do so (Locker, 2003; Moran, Harris, & Moran, 2007). Ideally,…… [Read More]

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Professional Communication Cultural Sensitivity Among Native Americans

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Professional Communication: Cultural Sensitivity Among Native Americans

In nursing school, we are normally taught that we should respect the dignity and rights of all clients. As the "world becomes reduced" and societies and individuals become more mobile, we are progressively able to network with people that are from other cultures. Cultural respect and competence for others becomes particularly significant for us as nurses and patient supporters. Applying the principles and theories of communication is important for sufficient patient care. A lot of various communication methods are executed and have diverse focuses. Small groups use mechanisms such as objectives, standards, cohesiveness, behaviors, and therapeutic issues. Duty, process and midrange groups are separate categories. Orientation, tension, cohesion, working and dissolution are stages groups go through. Successful personal and professional communication profits the patients and other health professionals; however, the lack of applicable communication can lead to poor patient results and a hostile…… [Read More]

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Leadership Competencies the Accelerating Pace

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In traded industries where there is fierce competition, it is not possible to pay men more than equally productive women -- every little disadvantage can be fatal to a company's survival. This means that gender equality emerges faster in these industries, as U.S. evidence shows. On virtually every criticism of globalization, one can find good, rather than bad, things to say. So globalization does have a human face. The really interesting question is therefore what can people do through institutional design and policies -- both domestic and international -- to improve it.

d. The accelerating pace of globalization, communications, and technological innovation; the changing patterns of cross-border capital flows; the fluid state of corporate mergers and partnerships; all these have created -- and will continue to create for the foreseeable future -- fundamental shifts in the ways in which business is conducted. Where many old-fashioned -- and still widely current…… [Read More]

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Cross Cultural Leadership There Is

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Internal and external customers are both considered important and their needs must be anticipated and satisfied in the most suitable manner. The decisions that the executive leader makes must be based on solid information. He must be aware of the consequences of his decisions. At the same time, he must have a long-term perspective and make the best choice even if at the beginning its consequences might seem negative.

A further competency that must be taken into consideration refers to the ability to efficaciously manage strategic resources including the human ones, the financial ones and the information ones. From this point-of-view, one needs to be updated with the technological development which are relevant for his work area. In addition, he must make sure that everything from the recruitment process to the selection and rewarding of the staff members is done in the manner which best serves the organization.

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Leadership and Motivation Leadership Cultural

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Also, virtue ethics must ensure that the leader acts in the best interest of those who he represents, works with, and works for. However, this does not suffice in order to implement an effective leadership style.

In addition to this, the leader must be surrounded by individuals with similar ethical behavior. This would help the leader to achieve ethical responsibilities. Also, it would make it easier to observe any unethical conduct from the leader.

As mentioned above, there are also different levels of ethics, like mandatory and aspirational ethics. The lowest level of ethics, but not the least important, is represented by mandatory ethics. This type of ethics refers to compliance with the law. In this case, things are clear. All individuals, especially leaders, must respect the law.

Aspirational ethics refer to the effects and influence that leaders' actions have on others. The first people leaders influence are represented by…… [Read More]

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Cross-Cultural Differences Risks of Outsourcing

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Therefore, the standpoint of social embeddedness is a tool that offers to provide a clear picture if one wants to comprehend the contribution of the relational factors in the success of outsourced IS projects (Rai, Maruping and Venkatesh, 2009).

If one is to increase his/her comprehension and develop an insight about how to monitor and control outsourced IS projects, Johns' (2006 as cited in Rai, Maruping and Venkatesh, 2009) suggestions come in useful. He recommended that the theory be contextualized by assessing the effect of characteristics of social framework in the setting of outsourced IS projects. It should be assessed how the adopted cultural features of the project affect its success and performance.

Later, the social embeddedness standpoint needs to be contextualized to the setting of the outsourcing of IS projects and a cultural variation framework should be applied to assess mutual principles and standards for those projects that are…… [Read More]

Trent, R.J. And R.M. Monczka (2003). "International purchasing and global sourcing -- what are the differences?" Journal of Supply Chain Management 39(4): 26-37. Taken from: Mittal, R. (2010). CULTURAL CONGRUENCE in CROSS-BORDER ALLIANCES: A MULTI-LEVEL PERSPECTIVE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of Business RESEARCH, Volume 10, Number 3.

Uzzi, B. 1997. "Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness," Administrative Science Quarterly (42), pp. 35-67. Taken from: Rai, a., Maruping, L.M. And Venkatesh, V. (2009). OFFSHORE INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT SUCCESS: THE ROLE of SOCIAL EMBEDDEDNESS and CULTURALCHARACTERISTICS. MIS Quarterly Vol. 33 No. 3, pp. 617-641.

Werner, S. (2002). "Recent Developments in International Management Research: A Review of 20 Top Management Journals." Journal of Management 28(3): 277-305. Taken from: Mittal, R. (2010). CULTURAL CONGRUENCE in CROSS-BORDER ALLIANCES: A MULTI-LEVEL PERSPECTIVE. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of Business RESEARCH, Volume 10, Number 3.
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Nursing Ba vs Associates Nursing Competencies --

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Nursing BA vs. Associates

Nursing Competencies -- Associates vs. Baccalaureates

The difference competencies between nurses prepared at the associate-degree level nursing vs. The baccalaureate-degree level are significantly different on many levels. Today's nurses work in a healthcare environment that is undergoing a constant evolution at a speed never before imagined (NLN Board of Governers, 2011). Patient needs have become more complicated; nurses must implement requisite competencies in leadership, health policy, system improvement, research, evidence-based practice, and teamwork and collaboration in order to deliver high-quality care. Furthermore, nurses are also required to master different technologies that are also evolving extremely rapidly.

There are basically three different alternative paths to becoming a registered nurse. Some hospitals offer a three-year program that is administered in the hospital setting. Another option is a two to three-year program in which graduates receive an associate's degree and can be administered at a community college or any…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Mahaffey, E. (2002, May 2). The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Retrieved from The Relevance of Associate Degree Nursing Education: Past, Present, Future:  http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume72002/No2May2002/RelevanceofAssociateDegree.aspx 

Moltz, D. (2010, January 7). Nursing Tug of War. Retrieved from Inside Higher Ed: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/07/nursing

NLN Board of Governers. (2011, January). Transforming Nursing Education: Leading the Call to Reform. Retrieved from NLN Vision: http://www.nln.org/aboutnln/livingdocuments/pdf/nlnvision_1.pdf

Rosseter, R. (2012, April 2). The Impact of Education on Nursing Practice. Retrieved from American Association of Colleges of Nursing: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relations/fact-sheets/impact-of-education
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Cross-Cultural Communications the Online Library Has Nothing

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Cross-Cultural Communications

The online library has nothing that matches a full-text search for "intercultural communication" or "cross-cultural communication" for the last 60 days. So the article used was Three Skills every 21st century manager needs, by Andrew Molinsky, published in the Harvard Business Review. The HBR is not a journal article but is a highly-respected article from business professors that is read by practitioners and academics alike.

The article outlines common scenarios in international business, where employees and managers from different parts of the world experienced difficulty in communicating with one another. This is phenomenon is becoming increasingly common in our globalized world, and firms needs to adapt effective intercultural communication strategies in order to maximize the effectiveness of communication within the company between agents of different cultural background.

The author outlines three steps, being "to diagnose the challenges you face," "to adapt your behavior to reduce your distress" and…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

Lauring, J. (2011). Intercultural organizational communication: The social organizing of interaction in international encounters. Journal of Business Communication. Vol. 48 (3) 231-255.

Molinsky, A. (2012). 3 skills every 21st century manager needs. Harvard Business Review. Jan-Feb 2012. 139-144.

Yu, H. (2012). Intercultural competence in technical communication: A working definition and review of assessment methods. Technical Communication Quarterly. Vol. 21 (2) 168-186.
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Global Cultural Analysis Nigeria

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Global Business Cultural Analysis

Nigeria

Nigerian History

Synopsis of Nigerian government

Nigerian monarchy to presidential system

The evolution of Nigeria from British control to a civilian democratic government

Nigerian major commodities

Oil

Food

The major elements and dimensions of culture in Nigeria

Cultural dimensions

Individualism

Power distance

Masculinity

Uncertainty

Model of culture

Universalism or Particularize

How is the integration of elements and dimensions that Nigerians doing business in the country?

The effects of governments on the prospects for its business around the world

How the elements and dimensions compared with the United States, culture, and business?

The role of women in the workplace

Business visitors must be dressed in an elegant and tie (for men!)

Cross-cultural business transactions between the United States and Nigeria

Conclusion… [Read More]

References

Afolayan, T.E. (2011). Coming To America: The Social and Economic Mobility of African Immigrants in the United States. Inquiry (University of New Hampshire), 6-11. Retrieved from EBSCO host.

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Alutu, O.E., & Udhawuve, M.L. (2009). Unethical Practices in Nigerian Engineering Industries: Complications for Project Management. Journal of Management in Engineering, 25(1), 40-43. Doi: 10.1061 / (ASCE) 0742-597X (2009)25:1(40)

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Cross Cultural Health Perspectives When

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Over the course of time, this will lead to a dramatic rise in the number of cases that are being reported, based upon the kinds of foods that are being consumed by this demographic. (Dilip, 2001, pp. 81 -- 87) As a result, different cultural factors are having an impact on this problem. While at the same time, many individuals will feel pressure to consume this cuisine. Part of the reason for this, is because it is expected that they eat this to embrace their culture. If they do not, they risk the possibility of being seen as some kind outcast. (Cousins, 1992, pp. 549 -- 555)

To change what is happening, we need to leverage the relationship / expectations towards: shifting the way these foods are prepared and the frequency that they are consumed. As, we want to encourage people to begin cooking in vegetable / olive oil and…… [Read More]

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Cousins, J. (1992). Family vs. Individual Orientated Intervention. Public Health Reports. 107 (5), 549 -555.

Dilip, K. (2001). Community Wide Coronary Artery Disease. The American Journal of Medicine. 110 (2), 81 -- 87.
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Rct Relational Cultural Theory as

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RCT believes that everyone desires growth and that growth is by necessity connective in relational and cultural links. Mutual empathy and mutual empowerment foster these relationships in positive ways. (Jordan, "The role of mutual")

Sigmund Freud and Erik Erickson may arguably be two of the most influential icons in the field of human development and psychology. Their fundamental concept that human's develop over a lifetime and not just in a few stages from birth to adolescence and then are frozen into psychological patterns, revolutionized thinking in the field of developmental psychology. The term Life Span Development came to the fore as Erickson devised his eight stages of psychosocial development ranging from birth to eighty years old. Later as he himself passed eighty he realized that there is yet another stage and the count became nine. (Erikson & Erikson, 1997) One can see the striking resemblance between Erickson and Freud's stages…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Comstock, Dana L., et al. "Relational-Cultural Theory: A Framework for Bridging Relational, Multicultural, and Social Justice Competencies." Journal of Counseling and Development 86.3 (2008): 279-288.

Crethar, Hugh C., Edil Torres Rivera, and Sara Nash. "In Search of Common Threads: Linking Multicultural, Feminist, and Social Justice Counseling Paradigms." Journal of Counseling and Development 86.3 (2008): 269-276

Erikson, E.H. & Erikson, J. M . The Life Cycle Completed / Extended Version. New York:

W.W. Norton. 1997
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HRM's Emerging Role as Cultural

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Give profile to people in the organization who are high performers and who also use the policies to create a view that success and work-life balance can go hand in hand. Organize some social functions at times suitable for children as well as adults and specifically invite the employees' family members. Introduce awards for managers or supervisors nominated by employees for having provided an environment where both employees' work productivity as well as their personal needs are addressed and enhanced. Organize award ceremonies for those employees who are playing an important role in changing the workplace culture. Finally, allow people to have pictures or other personal objects in their work area (Workplace culture, 2009).

Developing and valuing a workplace culture does not happen overnight and requires commitment from both employers and employees. It is important to build consensus for culture change from the top down as well as the bottom…… [Read More]

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Altman, Y. (2008). On the future of work -- and hr. People & Strategy, p18-18, 1p; Vol. 31 Issue 4(an 36354212).

Bates, S. (2002, July). Facing the future - human resource management is changing. Retrieved April 7, 2009, from Findarticles.com (from HR Magazine): http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3495/is_7_47/ai_89025017/

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Hewitt, G. (2005). Connecting strategy and hr. In M.L. Michael R. Losey, the future of human resource management (pp. 208-216). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.
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Byzantine Empire Cultural and Construction

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One of the most brilliant contributions of the Byzantium is its contribution to modern music and the development of what the world has come to appreciate as the foundations of classical music. The Byzantine "medieval" (Lang, 1997), in fact, the Byzantium influence is considered to be critical to the development of the Greek music and the relative genius behind Greek music (Lang, 1997)

The quoted sovereign melody (Lang, 1997) is the oft punctuated contribution to the sovereign nature of today's music throughout the world. The Byzantium facilitated the sovereign method of music ostensibly from what would be the earlier influences to the Byzantine Empire. Lang continues to point to such influence as having its origins in the Orient (Lang, 1997).

Sports were a major part of the Byzantine Empire and are representative of the development of competition within the Roman Empire and subsequently to the importance of sporting events within…… [Read More]

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Nurse Ethics the Personal Cultural

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This is a theoretical approach which assumes that the nurse will base all treatment decisions on an interest in achieving the patient's best overall health outcome. In light of this, there may be great value in approaching treatment with a cultural sensitivity to the diversity of needs which accompany the inherent diversity of individuals to be treated. Here, the healthcare practitioner must be particular immune to prejudices of an ethnic, racial, sexual or personal nature, with equal treatment quality and personal attention expected for all patrons of the medical system. This is why it is important for members of the healthcare community to be acquainted not just with the idea of a multitude of groups in its public, but with some level of understanding as to how different ethnic groups endure different health scenarios. The way that the nursing professional approaches healing -- with respect to the balance of personal…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

ANA. (2004). The Nurses Code of Ethics. The Center for Ethics and Human Rights.

President's Council on Bioethics (PCB). (2010). Being Human: Readings from the President's Council on Bioethics-Chapter 3: To Heal Sometimes, To Comfort Always. Georgetown University.
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Nursing Ethical Responsibilities Core Competency

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Competencies

Among the Core Competencies for nursing educational components provided by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, "Patient-Centered Care" is listed first. The important task for nursing students in this component is to provide:

"…holistic care" that fully recognizes "an individual's preferences, values and needs," and also "respects the patient or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate safe, and effective care (MACN).

Within this milieu, the student should be assessing healthcare needs "through the patient's eyes" and the student should be respecting and encouraging the patient's opinions and decisions relative to his or her care (MACN). The student should fully understand the "multiple dimensions of patient-centered care" which includes: a) understanding the preferences and values of the patient and the patient's family; b) coordinating the integration of the care; c) providing physical and emotional comfort and support; c) communicating the patient's values, needs…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Kleiman, S. (2006). Discovering Cultural Aspects of Nurse-Patient Relationships. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 13(2), 83-87.

Ludwick, R., and Silva, M.C. (2000). Ethics: Nursing Around the World: Cultural Values and Ethical Conflicts. The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 5(3).

Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing (MACN). Creativity and Connections:

Building the Framework for the Future of Nursing Education and Practice. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from  http://www.mass.edu .
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Multicultural Counseling Competency a Counselor's Knowledge Awareness

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Multicultural Counseling Competency

A counselor's knowledge, awareness, and skills concerning multicultural differences can have a significant impact on their ability to provide quality care (Penn and Post, 2012, p. 14-17). These multicultural competencies have therefore been recognized by counseling scholars as increasingly important, especially since American society is becoming more ethnically diverse. A recent study examined multicultural competencies among play therapists and found self-perceptions of competency to be independent of training. More recently, Penn and Post (2012) expanded on this finding by attempting to identify the factors that influence a play therapist's perceptions of their multicultural competency.

Critique

Penn and Post (2012) surveyed 510 members of the Association of Play Therapy to assess self-reported levels of multicultural competency, then compared these self-reports to records of multicultural training. The first set of findings revealed self-reported multicultural knowledge was inversely correlated with ignorance about the racial issues that minorities face. The second…… [Read More]

References

Penn, Saundra L. And Post, Phyllis B. (2012). Investigating various dimensions of play therapists' self-reported multicultural counseling competence. International Journal of Play Therapy, 21(1), 14-29.
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Corporate Cultural Due Diligence

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Corporate Cultural Due Diligence

In the past few years, the amount of mergers and acquisitions have dramatically increased, raising the importance of the performance of corporate cultural due diligence. Financial, operational, and technical due diligence have become routine undertakings before companies consummate a merger or acquisition. A review of the literature indicates that cultural incompatibility causes the most problems in the necessary transitions of many mergers and acquisitions. Through cultural due diligence, the human side of these transactions can be given the same scrutiny that has traditionally been applied to the more quantitative assets of companies (Iri Solutions, 2004). The purpose of due diligence is to improve the chance that the merger or acquisition will be successful, achieved through intensive searching for facts, thorough analysis, and constant reevaluation. This paper will discuss the importance and strategies of corporate cultural due diligence, and offer suggestions for transactions of the future.

The…… [Read More]

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Butters, J. (2004). A Successful Merger. Retrieved July 23, 2005 from www.freep.com/money/autonews/nummi13_20040213.htm

Iri Solutions. (2004). Cultural Due Diligence. Retrieved July 23, 2005 from http://www.irisolutions.com/products/corporate_process/Due_Diligence.pdf.

Lord, R. & Maher, K. (1991). Leadership and Information Processing: Linking

Perceptions and Performance. Boston: Unwin-Everyman.
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Programs Discussed Help Build Core Competencies and

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programs discussed help build core competencies and competitive capabilities at L'Oreal.

L'Oreal is an international company that strives to ensure that all of its diverse employees feel at home and work together. L'Oreal FIT (Follow-up & Integration Track) acts as a two-year, personalized integration and support program designed to facilitate the transition of the employee into the corporate culture of the company. It is "adaptable to the needs of all new employees at L'Oreal. This global integration programme allows us to enrich and perpetuate our group's professional culture while taking account of each subsidiary's cultural characteristics and local needs" (L'Oreal FIT, 2011, L'Oreal). The program focuses on educating the employee so he or she can truly understand the product and the mission of the makeup company, regardless of his or her area of expertise. It is focused on providing the employee with a "personalised schedule of meetings, training and round-table…… [Read More]

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L'Oreal FIT (2011). L'Oreal. Retrieved November 26, 2011 at http://www.loreal.com/_en/_ww/html/careers/Your-career-at-L-Oreal/Your-integration.aspx?&profile=&profileExcl=
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Human Resources and Cultural Context

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Data was collected and analyzed as these study and focus group discussions took place (Thomas, Fried, Johnson, and Stilwell, 2010). The data was also compiled and sent to many different human resource offices and operations in order to gain unique insight from all corners of the world. These compilations of conversations helped to identify the contributing factors to rural clinic success in the 49 different countries while, at the same time, offering up examples and ideas for how improvements could be made.

The conclusions were relatively different among each country or population that was analyzed, depending on the specificities of the rural areas in question. Overall, the case study concluded that more effective, accurate communication coupled with greater expertise and skills competencies were able to overcome the lack of physical and medical resources in nearly every situation (Thomas, Fried, Johnson, and Stilwell, 2010). This is to say that healthcare professionals…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Salkind, Neil J. (2003). Exploring Research. Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Thomas, Annamma; Fried, Grace P.; Johnson, Peter; and Stilwell, Barbara J. (2010). "Sharing

best practices through online communities of practice: a case study." Human Resources for Health. Vol. 8, No. 25. Pp. 19-28.
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Cross Cultural Communication Interpretation Across

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Email was found to be a key culprit in the development of cultural misunderstandings among a diverse group of online users (Rainey, 2000). Stereotypes were found to interfere with online communication, and enhance the potential for cultural misunderstandings (Leidner, 1999). Navigation design, visual design, and information design had an effect on trust that varied among different cultures viewing a website (Cyr, 2008). This research suggests a need for culturally relevant web design, particularly in the area of retail sales. The buyer-seller network contains critical information that will help the consumer to establish trust with the retailer.

Hwa-Froelich & Vigil (2004) divide communication relationships into three basic types. Responsibility relationships are among those who are responsible for family members. This can be seen as a spectrum. On one end in the individual perspective and the other is the collective approach. In collective societies, directives are usually phrased as suggestions, rather than…… [Read More]

References

Awad, N. & Ragowsky, A. 2008. Establishing Trust in Electronic Commerce Through Online Word of Mouth: An Examination Across Genders, Journal of Management Information Systems. 24 (4), 101-121.

Boh, W. 2007. Mechanisms for sharing knowledge in project-based organizations, Information and Organization. 17(1), 27-58.

Borgatti, S., & Cross, R. A Relational View of Information Seeking and Learning in Social Networks. Management Science. 49 (4), 432-445.

Burn, J. & Barnett, M. 1999. Communicating for advantage in the virtual organization. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. 42 (4), 215-222.
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Racial Identity Complexities and Potential in Cross-Cultural

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Racial Identity

Complexities and Potential in Cross-Cultural Counseling

In 1897 the French sociologist Emile Durkheim wrote about the influence of culture on suicide rates among different groups. He found that while suicide seems to be the most private and most individualistic choice that a person can make (what could be more private than the dialogue that an individual has with eternity, after all) cultural values still hold sway. His research has been criticized over the decades, but its central point remains valid. Culture seeps into every level of both our conscious and unconscious behaviors, and therefore must be attended to in every aspect of the therapeutic process. However, while at least most therapists as well as most of those individuals studying to become therapists are certainly aware of this fact, this awareness does not necessarily translate into sufficient care taken to minimize the harm that cross-cultural misunderstandings or blindnesses that…… [Read More]

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Bimrose, J. (1996). Multiculturalism, in Bayne, R., Horton, I. & Bimrose, J. (Eds.) New directions in counseling. London: Routledge.

Fouad, N. et al. (2012). Qualitative study of the dislocated working class. Journal of career development 39, 287-310.

LaFromboise, T., Trimble, J., & Mohatt, G. (1990). Counseling intervention and American Indian tradition: An integrative approach.The counseling psychologist 18(4), 628-654.

Jones, A.C. (1985). Psychological functioning in black Americans: A conceptual guide for use in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy 22 (2), 363-369.
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Global Business Cultural Analysis Russia

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This paper helped in identifying the differences and similarities between the two nations and their cultures. The paper also presented the fact that theories and studies hold true for all the business environments.

Gratchev, M., Rogovsky, N., & Rakitski, B. (2007). Leadership and culture in Russia: The case of transitional economy. Culture and Leadership across the World: The GLOBE Book of In-Depth Studies, 25, 803-831.

This paper gives a detailed analysis on the Russian economy and how it has progressed from the decline by the break of Soviet block and failure of the super power. The paper identifies Russia as a changing economy which is moving towards development at a fast pace. The paper also give brief details about the statistical data of the country. The paper explains that although economic crisis and decline has greatly affected the country but there is full potential in the country to grow and…… [Read More]

This is presentation given as a lecture to the students of San Francisco University. The presentation highlights and explains various aspects of Russian culture. It gives an insight on the existing economic and political environment of the company as this is one major determinant of culture. Hofstede's dimensions of culture and the score / determination of Russian culture on that basis also forms a part of this lecture. This helps in understanding the method to determine a country's culture on the basis of these determinants / dimensions. The paper also contains a detailed evaluation of the economic development of Russia as a nation. The customers' lifestyle and portfolio is also explained. Most importantly this paper also discusses and explains the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of Russian economy. This is a comprehensive presentation that helps a lot in understanding the concepts required for answering the questions of my paper.

The World Bank. (2012). Doing Business in Russia 2012. Washington, DC: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank.

This business report is the second in its series first was published in the year 2009 comparing the statistics of 10 (ten) cities. In this report the statistics and data for 30 (thirty) Russian cities is presented and compared with different economies of the world and among themselves. While selecting the cities for this evaluation and comparison a lot of factors were considered including the population, economic activity, political stability, etc. The business regulations are compared with various cities of the globe 9 representing 52 countries). The report highlights and compares with other countries Russian regulation for starting a new business, dealing with different legal requirements and permits, getting utilities and then finally getting registered as a business. This report helps in identifying the aspects that the U.S. businessmen should consider before starting a business in Russia. It also helps in determining the differences that exist in business laws and regulation in force in both the countries.
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Cross-Culture Communication Cross-Cultural Communication --

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Had this measure been implemented six months ago, after the skit, it is quite probable that before sending the puppy e-mail, Douglas L. Getter (manager of the company's European Merger and Acquisition division) would have better thought through the implications of his comment. If only for a second, had he remembered that the author of the skit had been subjected to a pay cut (even a symbolic pay cut) or that he had been forced to join sensitivity training programs, it is possible that Getter would not have even send out the e-mail and the entire situation would not have even been created in the first place.

The adoption of punishments combined with the implementation of repercussions is generally a rudimentary, but an effective means of handling organizational situations. Nevertheless, it must be remembered that the punishments must fit the crime; they must be just, well understood by the employees…… [Read More]

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Drenth, P.J.D., Thierry, H., De Wolf, C.J., 2001, Handbook of Work and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 4, 2nd Edition, Psychology Press, ISBN 0863775276

Furnham, a., 1994, Personality at Work: The Role of Individual Difference in the Workplace, Routledge, ISBN 0415106486

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Miner, JB, 2006, Organizational Behavior, Vol. 2, M.E. Sharpe, ISBN 0765615258
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Socio Cultural Environment of Delta

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Delta Airlines is a U.S. airline that services primarily domestic routes, in addition to some routes between the U.S. and other countries. Because of restrictions in the airline industry, airlines are barred from servicing domestic routes in foreign countries. Thus, the U.S. is effectively closed to non-U.S. airlines for travel between American cities, and Delta cannot expand to routes that do not include an American city. The socio-cultural context for Delta is therefore almost entirely related to the American market.

For the airline industry, there is actually little difference in the relationship that consumers have with airlines. Airlines provide a service that is highly standardized the world over. Where there are consumer differnces, these are reflected in the service-price dimension primarily. In some countries, consumers prefer to pay more to get a better in-flight experience. This is true of the focus country in this report, Japan. In the United States,…… [Read More]

References

Bloom, N., Genakos, C., Sadun, R. & Van Reenen, J. (2012). Management practices across firms and countries. NBER Working Paper No. 17850.

Hamamura, T. (2012). Are cultures becoming individualistic? A cross-temporal comparison of individualism -- collectivism in the United States and Japan. Personality and Social Psychology Review. Vol. 16 (1) 3-24.

Hofstede, G. (2015). Japan. Geert-Hofstede.com Retrieved October 18, 2015 from http://geert-hofstede.com/japan.html

Hofstede, G. (2015). United States. Geert-Hofstede.com Retrieved October 18, 2015 from http://geert-hofstede.com/united-states.html
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Business Cross Cultural Communication Cross

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Generational issues, while seemingly the obvious hindrance to a smooth flow of production, are, as Tulgan offers (198), "merely a reflection of the business issue at play - transition to the workplace of the future."

However, that said, the one pivotal / key sentence Tulgan offers, also on page 198, is very straight to the point, on the money, and a salient theme Charlie should launch in order to save his job, and the jobs of most people under his jurisdiction. "Charlie must get things back on track and restore harmony by getting people focused on mission instead of personality."

The 10 points Tulgan offers are all very cogent and wise; however, Charlie doesn't really have time to implement all those ideas. Gloria Regalbuto, with Bath & Body Works, offers some common sense solutions, as do Diedra Wager, Pat Crull, and others. But Judy Corson hits the nail on the…… [Read More]

References

Zemke, Ron; & Raines, Claire; & Filipczak, Bob. Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace. New York:

Amacom, 2000.
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Cross-Cultural Communication An America Case

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America's geography has contributed to its value upon rugged individualism. Geographical expansion in American initially seemed limitless, when Americans were faced with the promise of prosperity in the Western territories. The availability of land in West also cemented the American ideal of working hard and the need for rugged, masculine independence. A lack of federal control, a freedom from landlords (unlike Europe, which boasted smaller amounts of land under heredity control) created a high toleration of uncertainty and a value placed upon risking everything for profit. The promise of the West made Americans even more resistant to federal control than in 1776. The architect of the Frontier Thesis Frederick Turner wrote that to understand Americans, one must understand the West: "So long as free land exists, the opportunity for a competency exists, and economic power secures political power. But the democracy born of free land, strong in selfishness and individualism,…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Geert Hofstede: Cultural dimensions -- United States. Geert Hofstede.

October 25, 2009 at http://www.geert-hofstede.com/hofstede_united_states.shtml

Interview: B. (personal friend). October 21, 2009.

Interview: S. (acquaintance). October 20, 2009.
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Understanding Cultural Competence

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Global Leader

Examples of global leadership are easily found, but it is important to make distinctions based on criteria other than fiscal gain or corporate revenue. The example of global leadership discussed in Section 2 of this paper is Dr. Paul Farmer, the founder of Partners in Health. Dr. Farmer's innovations in the global healthcare truly use Blue Ocean strategy and have altered the landscape of providing medicine to people in poverty. Farmer's primary attributes -- in addition to his extraordinary intellect -- are humility, compassion, and vision. Indeed, it is Farmer's vision and his ability to recruit followers and funds that have changed healthcare policy and practices around the world. Training executives to become competent global leaders requires a comprehensive plan such as that developed for the Global Leadership Expertise Development model. This model forms the basis for the training plan provided and recommended in this discussion.

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Cross Cultural Impact of Sexual Orientation at Work

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Sexual Orientation Issues Impacting Electronic Cigarette International Group

The Board of Directors of Electronic Cigarette International Group (ECIG) is at the forefront of advancing vaping technology and dynamic changes in culture. The shift away from harmful tobacco smoke to a cleaner, safer vaping experience puts ECIG in position to profit from progressive attitudes towards a technological approach to safer smoking habits. At the same time, ECIG has an opportunity to stake a position within corporate social responsibility (CSR) in terms of addressing the shifting changes in social attitudes towards sexual orientation. This report will show that by embracing a CSR platform of diversity and welcome to LGBT groups, ECIG can position itself to be both a mainstream and alternative sector choice for lifestyle changes. This report will provide an overview of academic analysis regarding sexual orientation and workplace environments and give insight into how this subject affects ECIG both internally…… [Read More]

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