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Self-assessment of understanding of cultural diversity issues.
  • Story Owner: Reema  Hamdan
  • Story Title: My life
  • Story Created: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 1:51:00 PM
  • Chapter Author: Reema Hamdan
  • Chapter Created: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 7:56:00 PM
  • updated: Sunday, February 19, 2017 7:57:00 PM

Although I never thought of myself to be 'prejudiced' or 'biased', I do understand that my beliefs would great impact my work as a healthcare professional. When I had taken the Cultural Competence Self Assessment Survery, I quickly came to a scary realization that I did know as much as I thought I did. For example, there was a question regarding non-verbal communication (pointing fingers, thumbs up, etc) that I had thought was universal. In fact, I was wrong, as I did not realize there are many different ways facial expressions and gestures could be interpreted as. Not surprisingly, the majority of the questions I had gotten wrong were regarding non-verbal communication. Had I been a healthcare professional and not realized my assumtions on non-verbal communication were wrong, I could have caused probably more barriers in communication rather than helped come to an agreement with my patient.



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