Hi everyone! First, I'd like to say this is a repeat of the previous post, I was working on it still but it seemed to have submitted and can't delete.
I have an interview coming up and have been asked to give a 5 minute oral presentation on the following:
"What do you anticipate to be the biggest challenges and rewards of nursing a diverse population in an inner city hospital?"
Growing up where I did I have never been around anything BUT a diverse community. The greatest challenges that I can think of socioeconomic status, language barriers, cultural sensitivity, cultural shock and good ol' ignorance of other peoples' cultures.
As for rewards, obviously we become more exposed to different cultures and influenced not only by their traditions but by their methods/techniques/ ways of doing things differently. More medically specific, we have adapted many practices from other cultures in the States and have had very successful results.
So ^ is the process i'm using to break down disadvantages and rewards but I'd like to hone in on the "inner-city hospital" part. Being in CA we see a wide ethnic variety of patients on any given day and I'd really like to ask for some thoughts and suggestions for this topic that could maybe also help me think of others that have not yet come to mind.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE EVERYONE!