Primary Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–250 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
For this Discussion Board, please complete the following:
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are important to patients and their providers. Healthcare organizations that focus attention on DEI provide a workplace culture that is supportive and respectful of patients and employees. When healthcare professionals recognize and interact appropriately with patients who are culturally different from them, patient outcomes may be improved. Today, many healthcare organizations have a department and an executive level position, such as chief diversity officer, dedicated to ensuring DEI in the organization.
Read the following fact sheets that explain DEI in healthcare and how one healthcare provider promotes DEI within the organization:
Johns Hopkins Medicine Fact Sheet
Permanente Fact Sheet
Read the following article on cultural competence and watch the video:
What Does Cultural Competence Mean for Healthcare Providers?
Cultural Competence in Healthcare