I would like to open up the discussion of cultural diversity. Is the U.S. health care system adapting to the growing numbers of ethnic groups in our country?
For those of you in medical/nursing school
is cultural awareness/sensitivity/knowledge a subject that has been adequately addressed? why or why not?
For those in practice what sort of diversity are you seeing in your patients? What is the primary ethnic/minority group that you deal with? If you have a nurse for long time have you seen a noticeable increase in the diversity of patients coming in?
Does your work environment provide a safe (non-bias) and accessible (language intreperters, material in other languages...ect.) place for people of all ethnic backgrounds?
Does your work offer training/education to enhance cultural awareness in its employees?