Themedical situation in the United States still needs to incorporatemany factors for it to be suitable for everyone. As the country isfaced with very several distinctions of culture, race, and ethnicityissues tend to come up from anywhere. In this, the large group ofdiversity tends to bring its advantages and disadvantages across. Thebiggest advantage would be the wealth of knowledge culture andvalues brought about by different people. However, the diversity’strue challenge is how to connect these people and bring about systemsthat will work effectively in fairness and comfort of all.
Indeveloping, a working system that will be effective one factor stoodout quite clearly. This is demonstrated in the reading, “I NeverReally Discuss That with My Clinician.” Delphin-Rittmon et al. notethat the key to managing diversity is a multicultural literature onthe providers. In this, the providers will be able to understandbetter their clients. The service providers would be able to showrespect and genuine compassion, be able to listen and provide timefor their clients and also be able to communicate with the clients ontheir primary language.
Inthe study, also it is good to note that the patients demonstrated apositive impact when they were attend by both providers who wereethically similar and ethically dissimilar. Hence, it clear that themix is what contributes to positiveness and not one alone (McPhee,2011). The findings of these studies also suggested that even thoughthe ethical similar providers system and programs may be helpfulothers might be useful if the embrace a multicultural dimension. Inaddition, service users also demonstrated an interest in beinginvolved in the system and programs formation. Hence, it is importantto involve the service users in actions of developing andimplementing the systems. This will ensure that the issues that are anuance to the healthcare are identified and solved. Intern this leadsto a better system that is acceptable by both the providers and theusers.
InCLAS, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office ofMinority Health has published standards for culturally competentcare, known as the National CLAS standards. CLAS stands forculturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. This was to helphealth providers, healthcare organizations and individuals to provideand access better healthcare services. The services would not only beappropriate but also culturally and linguistically applicable. TheCLAS standards and linguistics serve as a blueprint for servinganyone regardless of their race or culture. This strategy hopes toeliminate the disparity in health brought about by cultural andlinguistic barriers. In this, it focuses on tailoring the healthservices to a particular individual culture and language preferences.These interns help the health care provider to address the diversepopulation better.
Therefore,it is clear that both of these approaches sought to solve the problembrought about by the cultural and ethnical difference. They both havemethods by which they can solve the difference and how to makehealthcare better accessible to people of difference and diversebackgrounds. Hence, this is an effort to provide better care andclose the gap brought about by diversity, which will increase servicedelivery and acceptance by the providers and the users. Hence, indevelopment and implementation of better healthcare the field needsto look at what the people want and prefer according to theirlanguage and culture (McPhee, 2011).
McPhee,S. J. (2011). Careat the close of life: Evidence and experience.New York: McGraw-Hill.