Analyze the role of multiculturalism and diversity
Topic:Executive Summary of Organizational Diversity
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 3: Analyze the role of multiculturalism and diversity in organizational and systems structure and leadership.
Analyze the impact of a diverse nursing workforce on patient outcomes.
Analyze how the health care system integrates diversity and multiculturalism into its practices.
Analyze current recruitment and retention policies to identify gaps between best practices and current policies.
Competency 4: Evaluate how power relates to health care organizational structure, behavior, and leadership.
Assess the level of integration and importance of multiculturalism and diversity in a health care organization.
Recommend evidence-based changes to the organizational structure and systems leadership that empower a diverse workforce.
Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is consistent with the expectations of a nursing professional.
Becoming a nursing leader requires a good deal of thought, consideration, and evaluation of the qualities you believe are essential for a nurse to effectively lead in the delivery of health care.
Multiculturalism and Diversity
Multiculturalism and diversity are significant factors in U.S. society, impacting all organizations; but in health care, the impact has significant consequences that can be seen in quality of care and patient outcomes. Due to constantly changing demographics, nursing leaders must remain vigilant when monitoring the impact of multiculturalism and diversity within their organizations and the communities served by the organizations. The multiple stakeholders affected by a multicultural and diverse workforce include patients, families, communities, system partnerships, et cetera. Nursing leaders must incorporate approaches that are inclusive and respectful of all stakeholders in the health care workforce, patient population, and the larger community that is served by the organization.
Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the health care community.
What do you see as the most significant components of a health care organization for promoting cultural awareness, diversity in the workforce, and positive patient outcomes?
How do you think nursing leaders can promote those components?
What are health care organizations in the community doing to meet the needs of the various cultures in the area?
Does the nursing workforce in the community reflect those cultures?
What cultural competence education has been provided to staff?
What education is needed