Week 5 capstone and practicum

For the reflective journal, it should be no more than 300 words, no references/sources. The strategic plan summary has to be no more than 250 words, no references/sources needed. I include the list of barriers for my facility practicum.


Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care & Ensures Human Dignity in Patient Care.

Patient-centered care includes giving care that is both culturally safe and compassionate. It satisfies the social and cultural requirements of a wide range of patient populations. An understanding of one’s views, biases, values, and cultural traditions is a crucial first step before learning about other cultures (Latif, 2020). Nurses should create a practice environment that is sensitive to and adaptable to the cultural variations of their patients.(Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care)
Professional Practice R/T Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care & Ensures Human Dignity in Patient Care

Strengthening nurses’ awareness and expertise in providing care that is culturally safe and sensitive is part of the healthcare industry’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (Latif, 2020). Learning and unlearning are both necessary steps on the path to understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion to provide culturally safe and sensitive treatment. Practicing culturally competent care is a way of honoring human dignity because health care inequities are more likely to occur when medical professionals are less diverse and less sensitive to cultural differences.(Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care)

Personal Strengths / Weaknesses R/T Practices of culturally sensitive care & Ensures Human Dignity in Patient Care

            Religion and spirituality are among the most frequent cultural concerns that I encounter in practice settings. Because of religious convictions, some people may refuse to receive prescription drugs, blood transfusions, surgery, or other potentially life-saving procedures. Other concerns include family roles, body language, conceptions of justice, modesty, core values, family values, beliefs and assumptions, standards of conduct, expectations, gestures, and methods of childrearing, all of which have been demonstrated to affect how we view and approach health and medicine.(Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care)

Additional Resources R/T Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care & Ensures Human Dignity in Patient Care

            The U.S. healthcare system continues to prioritize reducing health disparities and promoting fair access to care. One of the most vital pillars for eliminating inequities is cultural competence (Latif, 2020). The National CLAS Standards were developed by the Office of Minority Health at the Department of Health and Human Services to guide the implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate services that will enhance healthcare in the United States. (Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care)

Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care


Latif A. S. (2020). The Importance of Understanding Social and Cultural Norms in Delivering Quality Health Care-A Personal Experience Commentary. Tropical medicine and infectious disease5(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed5010022

Strategic Plan Summary

Multiple organizational challenges in the practice setting might affect the implementation of the selected intervention. Some anticipated challenges include inadequate resources due to heavy patient workload coupled with poor staffing ratios, lack of organizational support, costs, poor stakeholder engagement and involvement, and lack of adequate resources. Implementation is an engaging process that requires a commitment from nurses, already multitasking and providing coverage during staff call-outs and heavy patient volumes. Hence, poor team coordination, low involvement especially from the initial steps, lack of leadership’s support and adequate resources is demoralizing for nurses and might impact participation in the implementation process. Besides, engagement in the evidence-based research is a concern because most nurses lack the practical experience of integrating research findings to implement the new interventions.(Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care)

The nurse-based presentation on bullying among adolescents will be implemented as an educational program. Nurses will prepare a presentation in PowerPoint form to be presented to groups of adolescent patients linked to bullying in the practicum setting and surrounding high schools. The implementation will involve passionate individuals and teams with the capacity to provide education to the target audience. Barriers to implementation will be addressed by preparing a comprehensive proposal to the hospital board and nursing leaders to solicit administration support for the program and seek support from partners such as social workers and organizations and anti-bullying groups providing solutions to bullying in schools. The proposal will communicate how the program addresses an issue of public health concern and as an approach to actively engage nurses in public health promotion.(Practices of Culturally Sensitive Care)



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