Cultural competence in healthcare describes the ability to provide care to patients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors, including tailoring healthcare delivery to meet patients’ social, cultural and linguistic needs</div
Dialysis facilities can improve their cultural competence by providing education about diverse populations to staff members. This can assist to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in care.
- An increase mutual respect and understanding between patient and the organization
- Increases participation and involvement in health issues
- Reduces care disparities in the patient population
- Reduces the number of missed treatments