(Answered) NR451 Week 4 Discussion: Advocacy and Cultural Competence (graded)

Discussion Questions

Go to the link https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standardsLinks to an external site..

View the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) categories aimed at equity and quality care (HHS, n.d.). Notice how these standards overlap with many of the expectations and standards in professional nursing practice!

  • In what ways are you and your peers using these standards in your areas of nursing practice?
  • Discuss one nursing action you might incorporate to improve cultural competence in your organization.


Providing culturally competent care is integral to that patient’s experience. Cultural and language differences can lead to miscommunication, mistrust, and decreased patient satisfaction (Jongen, McCalman & Bainbridge (2018). Healthcare workers benefit from education and ongoing training to provide optimal culturally competent care.

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