HSC230 Cultural Safety in Healthcare
To encourage the student to reflect on their values, beliefs may influence behaviour. A health professional will need to be aware of their own cultural identity and how it may impact of the quality of the health care that is provided. A health professional will need to also be aware of some of the barriers, and challenges, that may negatively impact some people when using primary healthcare services.
Construct a mind map as a visual representation that illustrates your personal values, beliefs and behaviours. You should identify four (4) each of the following values, beliefs and behaviours that contribute to your personal cultural identity and journey towards achieving cultural safety, in the health care environment.
Values and beliefs: Should be specific and relate to you personally
Behaviours: Must be describe something that can be observed ie being punctual
You need to write a personal reflection examining how your personal cultural values, beliefs and behaviours (illustrated on the Mind Map) may contribute or detract from being a culturally safe professional in a multicultural health care environment. Discuss which of your values, beliefs and behaviours contribute to cultural safety and which detract from cultural safety. Discuss how you would ensure that your communication skills supported culturally safe practice
Part 1 Instructions: Mind Map
- Construct a mind map as a visualisation tool. You can use different tools, for example:
-PowerPoint slide or word document
-hand drawn or created using a particular medium then photographed
-using a specific mind mapping application.
- Your mind map should be visual representation that illustrates your personal cultural values, beliefs and behaviours. You should identify four (4) each values, beliefs and behaviours that contribute to your personal cultural identity, in the health care environment
- Please note that a behaviour must be something that is observable, for example being punctual, tidy etc
Part 2 Instructions: Written Reflection
You need to write a personal reflection examining how your personal cultural values and behaviours (illustrated on the Mind Map) may contribute or detract from being a culturally safe practitioner in a multicultural health care environment. Please ensure that you include a discussion on why some of your attributes may contribute to culturally safe practice and why there may be some attributes that detract from culturally safe practice.
- Submit the Mind Map and Reflection as one document via Learnline, your file should be named as:family name, first name, student number, HSC 230 Assessment 1, 2 or 3 . Submit as a Microsoft Word (doc or docx) format and not PDF or other format. The font must be Verdana or Arial 12 and line spacing 1.5. All references must be cited according toAPA version 6. You must use at least one reference from the module one reading list. Please do not use references older than 10 years
What is a mind map?
A mind map is a diagram used to visually organise information. A mind map is often created around a single concept, drawn as an image in the centre of a blank landscape page, to which associated representations of ideas such as images, words and parts of words are added. Major ideas are connected directly to the central concept, and other ideas branch out from those. As with other diagramming tools, mind maps can be used to generate, visualise, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organising information, solving problems, making decisions, and writing. Mind maps are tools which help you think and learn.
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Reflecting on personal values, beliefs and behaviours can impact on clinical practice and affect the quality of care provided to patients. It is important to recognise that patients have individual values, beliefs, and behaviours different from my own. Understanding why I value and believe in something can uncover a cultural difference or a bias that I bring to clinical practice (Jackson & O’Brien, 2013, pp. 59-61). Arieli, Friedman and Hirschfeld (2012) found that bias and prejudice create hostile relationships, whereas understanding and welcoming differences can create a shared experience and goals. Reflecting on the origin of differences and what effect they have on cultural safety of patients, can protect patients from cultural discrimination and refine my clinical practice. Some specific values, beliefs and behaviours must be explored and reflected on to uncover areas that may require further development and areas of bias that may lead to unsafe cultural care (Jackson & O’Brien, 2013, pp. 59-61). (Is this the scope and focus of this paper?)