Emerging Standards Of Care Paper

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Emerging Standards of Care Paper The United States has developed into a diversified nation that is comprised of numerous perspectives, values and health behaviors which are creating health disparities within the health care system (Cowen & Moorhead, 2012). Failure to address these disparities could evolve into considerable health and cultural concerns among these minority groups. Nurse leaders have to be cognizant of these concerns and implement culturally competent standards of care in their organization to reduce inconsistency of access to quality of health care in the United States. For implementation of a cultural competent care in an organization to take place, the leaders must comprehend its meaning and impact in their…show more content…
According to a report by the Institute of Medicine in (IOM) 2008, “the hallmarks of quality care are illustrated by a thorough understanding of existing disparities and the implementation strategies will lead to improvements in patient safety, treatment effectiveness, efficiency, and equity” (Gertner, et al, 2012). The facility that I work for has seen a shift in demographics since the erection of this new building and the leaders have identified the challenges this shift have created. They have recognized that for them to achieve the hallmarks of quality of care as illustrated by the IOM they would have to ensure that the standards of culturally competent care are tailored to meet the needs of their new population and it cannot be done haphazardly. Goode (2004) stated that there is no easy solution to achieve cultural competence, it requires careful assessment, setting of specific goals and planning for meaningful growth. Nurse leaders are faced with challenges since the population served by this organization is diverse and consists predominantly of minorities who are more vulnerable to health, employment, and gender disparities. There are large amounts of Africans, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asians; moderate amount of Caucasians and very few Chinese and Vietnamese in our community. In comparison the staff consists of mainly Filipino, moderate Caucasians and few blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, and Asians. In 2008, the U.S.
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