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Nur 206 Vocabulary

Cultural Terminology

TermDefinition
Culture Guides what is acceptable in a group. It's learned by each new generations via formal and informal life experiences. Primarily transmitted through language. It influences the way a group of people views themselves and behaves in certain situations.
Diversity The makeup of the workforce of a given healthcare organization. Inckudes ethnicity, racial background, age, physical and cognitive abilities, family status, sexual orientation, religious and spiritual values, geographical location and includes all dimensi
Race Refers to a persons biological characteristics, such as bone structure, skin, hair, or eye color.
Ethnicity Refers to cultural factors, such as nationality, regional culture, ancestry, and language.
Political Correctness Conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities should be eliminated.
Refugee A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
Cultural Destructiveness Characterized by attitudes, policies, structures, and practices within a system or organization that are destructive to a particular cultural group.
Cultural Incapacity The lack of capacity of systems and organizations to respond effectively to the needs, interests, and preferences of culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
Cultural Blindness An expressed philosophy of viewing and treating all people the same.
Cultural Pre-Competence A level of awareness within systems or organizations of their strengths and areas for growth to respond effectively to culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Cultural Competence Systems and organizations that exemplify cultural competence, demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural differences.
Cultural Proficiency Systems and organizations hold culture in high esteem and use this as a foundation to guide all of their endeavors.
Ethnocentrism Belief that ones own ethnic group is superior to other ethnic groups.
Prejudice A preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Racism Belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to other races.
Discrimination The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
Generalization Broad, less rigid, less specific while grouping different different people into one group.
Stereotyping When one judges a group of people who are different from them based on their own and/or others opinions and/or encounters.
Cultural Nuance The recognition of subtle differences about a particular culture.
Visual Affirmation The physical surroundings of health care organizations such as art work and images that reflects the patients served.
Unconsciously Incompetent An individual does not understand or know how to do something and does not recognize the deficit.
Consciously Incompetent An individual does not understand or know how to do something but recognizes the deficit, and the value of a new skill to address the deficit.
Unconsciously Competent The individual understands or knows how to do something and the skill has become "second nature" and the skill can be preformed without concentration.
Consciously Competent The individual understand or knows how to do something, however demonstrating the skill or knowledge requires concentration.
Interpreter A personal who translates speech orally.
Translator A person who interprets written words.
Health Disparities Inequalities that exists when members of certain population groups do not benefit from the same health status as other groups.
Health Inequities Avoidable inequalities in health between groups of people within countries and between countries.
CLAS Standards Intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate the need for healthcare.
Reliability Refers to the repeatability of findings.
Validitity Refers to the credibility or believability of the research.
Acculturation Where one belongs to a minority community in a country and retains their own culture but cannot remain isolated and are affected by the majority culture in such a way that you adapt to some aspects of the majority culture.
Assimilation The process whereby people of a culture learn to adapt to the ways of the majority culture. There is a loss of ones own culture as a person gives more value to the cultural aspects of the majority community in the process.
Nonverbal Communication Communication through sending and receiving wordless cues. It includes the use of visual cues such as body language, distance, and physical environments/ appearance such as voice and touch.
Gestures A movement of part f the body, especially a hand or the head, to express and idea or meaning.
Paralinguistics Aspects of spoken communication that do not involve words, such as volume and tone of voice.
Body Language The process of communicating nonverbally through conscious and unconscious gestures and movements.
Eye Gaze To fix the eyes in a steady intent to look often with eagerness or studious attention.
Haptics A nonverbal form of communication involving touch.
Proximity The amount of space that people feel is necessary to set between themselves and others.
Religion The belief in and worship of a super human controlling power especially a personal God or gods.
Spirituality Its an attachment to religious or other values that help a person to gain insight, self knowledge, and an understanding of life.
Accreditation The act of granting credit or recognition especially to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards.
Created by: mgibson3670