Understanding Health Disparities in Populations Understanding Health Disparities in Populations #Question The cultural competency ensures the valuation of diversity and equalities of all people that helps to effectively respond and understand the cultural differences. It also plays a role in institutionalizing a cultural knowledge that assists the health providers and society in adapting to service delivery system and other supportive mechanisms.#Question 2The revelations that people are more consistent with their healthcare provider staff from the same race is true and has greater influence to the health center and the society themselves (Smedley, 2003). This aspect affects the overall operations of the institution providing the health care services because they do not achieve their objectives. Lack of patients to offer services can result to losses in several aspects such as drug that might expire or the huge wages and bills without a return. #Question 3The results show that Motivational Interviewing is the major coaching method used in healthcare centers. Therefore, the staff providing care services to the society needs a cultural background of the local community in order to deliver effective services that favor the wellness and goodness of the patient. #Question 4In relation to cognitive theory outlined in the question, the healthcare providers need to change their tactics of service delivery depending to the target clients. The theory is used in the study when the cultural competency occur, especially during the recognition of illness and healthy of a patient by their cultural heritage contexts. In this case, the nurses need to adopt interpersonal and academic skills to increase their appreciation and understanding the patients from a cultural diverse community.#Question 5The most effective strategy to make the health behavioral change is through training of both the patients and service providers. Training empowers both health practitioners and the patients to increase their knowledge of service delivery and develop adaptive mechanisms in cultural dynamics that benefits the minority cultures. ReferenceSmedley, B. D. (2003).Unequal treatment: confronting racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, pp. 1-26.
Understanding Health Disparities in Populations