Cultural Differences in Communications
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Cultural humility focuses on public health officials developing and showing awareness of the uniqueness of other’s cultures and learning how their culture influences their health. This awareness will be used to treat and communicate better with the patient (Prasad et al., 2016).
Comparison of my definition vs “Reflections on Cultural Humility” on cultural humility
I think my definition of cultural humility is comparable to the points made about cultural humility by the newsletter titled ‘Reflections on Cultural Humility.” This is because it focuses on three points which centered on being open-minded to other’s cultural differences and understanding that although the cultures are different, which impacts their health and behavior differently, no one is more superior than others. Lastly, becoming aware and understanding of other’s cultural differences will allow us to form a better relationship with each other so that we can advocate more for each other (Waters & Asbill, 2013).
Apart from cultural humility, I think transparency is another principle that is necessary when communicating public health content to engage communities to act. Transparency is the act of making sure relevant information is clearly communicated and distributed. Therefore, being up front and centered about the information and what the goal and focus of the intended intervention or program is about will be more likely to grasp the attention of the community then being ambiguous.
Example of Transparency
Transparency in public health is essential, and a lack of transparency could lead to severe consequences. For example, this Covid-19 pandemic at the beginning was not treated with transparency and instead became a political agenda that caused thousands of deaths in America. Furthermore, the lack of transparency when the disease initially started in China is why it became a pandemic. If they had told the world about the outbreaks earlier and provided more detailed information, better emergency preparedness responses would have been initiated to prevent it from becoming a pandemic. Furthermore, this lack of transparency on the seriousness of the virus resulted in people not wanting to take the vaccines because, once again, transparency is a factor.
Prasa, S., Nair, P., Gadhvi, K., Barai, I., Saleem, D., & Philip, A. (2016). Cultural humility: treating the patient, not the illness. Medical Education Online, 21,30908. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3402/meo.v21.30908
Waters, A., & Asbill. (2013). Reflections on cultural humility. https://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/newsletter/2013/08/cultural-humility
Respond to the bold paragraph ABOVE by using one of the option below… in APA format with At least two references and a minimum of 200 words….. .(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.) Include at least one scholarly reference and appropriate in-text citations and Address all points on the DQ. One point will be deducted for not addressing each item mentioned above. Remember that presenting someone else’s work as your own is plagiarism.
- Ask a probing question.
- Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
- Offer and support an opinion.
- Validate an idea with your own experience.
- Make a suggestion.
- Expand on your colleague’s posting.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
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