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organization based on these best practices and offer recommendations for converting existing practices to one or more of the best practices found within this paper's research.It is proposed that the potentially constructive or destructive impact of diversity accepted in the workplace starts at the executive level of an organization. Diversity programs need to be a reflection of the organizational culture. The programs need to recognize and appreciate differences in the members of the workforce and appreciate their contribution to the organization's overall business strategy (Williams, 2007, p. 14). Cultural diversity reflects the unique sets of values, beliefs, attitudes, and expectations
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“Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character,” affirmed Julie Bishop. From my perception, New York City is one of the most densely inhabited metropolitan collection of cultural diversity in the world in which structures our temperament. New York City applies an imperative influence upon trade, economics, mass communication, skill, style, and education. Frequently it is known that New York City is a crucial core for global politics and has been depicted as the ethnic headquarters of the globe. New York City has been known as a melting pot of culture and as this prolong throughout towards the current day, the city has become ornate with distinct
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, it can be claimed that Spain is more collectivist than those countries. The neighbor of Spain, Portugal has also low score (27) on IDV. Interestingly, if we explore the Spanish speaking countries we can observe that almost all of those countries are collectivistic culture.
2. Culture and motivation
“To motivate employees, you must bring them into the family and treat them like respected members of it.” Akio Morita (Steers, 2010)
2.2. Managerial role in managing cultural diversity
The expansion of cultural diversity within organizations requires managers to possess the understanding and skills about how to manage people from various cultural backgrounds. Managers have to use
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Children should be exposed to all segments of society. Youngsters learning with children of different races, nationalities, and religions tend to be more tolerant and accepting of individual differences. They learn customs, beliefs and rituals of classmates that maybe quite different from what they have been taught. Youngsters learning in an environment of diversity are well prepared to deal more effectively in society after they complete their education. A mutual respect and understanding of other cultures removes barriers and stereotypes. Individual differences need to be threatening. In fact, knowledge of other cultures helps a person realize and appreciate the
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Sociology/Cultural DiversityDiversity in OrganizationsWith the onset of that complex trend called "globalization," many organizations have increasingly found themselves dealing with a culturally diverse work force. In recent decades much scholarly effort by organizational scholars has been devoted to examining the negative and positive consequences of such diversity, whether conceptualized in "demographic" terms (for instance, age, length of service, or gender) or "cultural" terms (e.g., ethnicity, racial make-up, or language). According to one prominent view, demographic diversity within organizations leads to increased communication and coordination problems, and thus to potentially
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My cultural diversity has been shaped by the combination of my parents, my time in the United States Army, various people and training at my previous jobs, and even some courses that I have taken at the University of Phoenix.
My parents were not, in my opinion, racist but there were always racist sounding jokes being told about African Americans. I laughed because it was my parents telling the jokes, but there comes a point in all of our lives when we simply grow up or realize that these are wrong. We no longer blindly latch on to or believe everything that our parents always say. We believe ourselves before we fall victim to others' influences, and we question and relearn answers that
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Cultural DiversityThe book, The Color of Water, is about a black man learning about his white mother for the first time. Ruth McBride-Jordan was a rabbi's daughter who was born in Poland and raised in the South; she fled to Harlem and married a black man, she helped to start a Baptist church and put 12 children through college. With Ruth's unorthodox ways of parenting her children were, often times, put in the face of adversity. In McBride's memoir, we see that cultural diversity is incorporated into his life by the many experiences he endured within the areas of self- identity, education, stereotyping, and community.I believe that all people, especially James McBride, have come in contact
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About Ohio/Wva schools noneSince early American history, schools, like society, have addressed cultural diversity indifferent ways. In the colonial days, some attempts to adjust to cultural differences were madein the New York colony, but the dominant American culture was the norm in the generalpublic, as well as most of the schools. As America approached the nineteenth century, theneed for a common culture was the basis for the educational forum. Formal public schoolinstruction in cultural diversity was rare, and appreciation or celebration of minority or ethnicculture essentially was nonexistent in most schools. In the 1930's, the educators were in theprogressive education movement
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The earth is one big physical realm with a growing number of populations in every single second that passes by. The enormous numbers of people that surpass the seven billion mark are different individual each with unique characteristics. This uniqueness creates a certain form of segregation, which commonly falls on the count of culture. The difference in culture, which is also known as cultural diversity, affects everyday lives of any human. The effects of such are divergent and the quest for knowledge also faces the same challenges posed by diversity (White, 361). The quest for knowledge has led to students travelling and living in foreign countries in the mean time pursuing their
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During this semester, I had the opportunity of working with a class of 2nd Graders in the Long Beach area. Even though in my last two serve rotations I was exposed to students from different linguistically and cultural backgrounds, this year I had the opportunity of truly experiencing multicultural diversity in the classroom. Since Jane Addams is located in the ghetto area of Long beach, the majority of the students are the so called minorities. Mrs. Chavarria classroom represented pluralism and world cultures; in her classroom there were Filipinos Samoans, African Americans, Latinos a couple of white kids, and a Hispanic/Chinese boy. This last serve rotation gave me the opportunity to
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who people are and how they behave. It is interesting to note that my paternal grandfather was also pretty accepting of other races and genders. He like my father, spent time in the Army that seem to offer experiences in diverse cultures.
My perceptions on discrimination are pretty simple. Treat others, as you would want them to treat you, equally. My experiences with prejudice and discrimination are numerous and continue to occur. I release my anger toward education. I try not to get upset or show anger toward that individual or institution, I make the effort to educate person’s who do not understand.
I believe this course on cultural diversity is invaluable because it encourages
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beneficial environment for their members. One should not become ethnocentric and state their culture is better than others. This will limit their mindset on the positives each culture brings to group productivity. As Gandhi proclaimed, “no culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive” to which I add “no group can thrive if attempts to limit cultural diversity.”
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America was known as a 'melting pot' however it is now being accepted as having cultural diversity. As a result of this diversity, there are several sub cultures with the American Culture. The size of the United States of American alone results in various cultural differences across regions. Much of the American Culture is captured in the Declaration of Independence where life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are detailed. Across the regions, most "American's value the ideals of individual liberty, individualism, self-sufficiency, altruism, equality, Judeo-Christian morals, free markets, a republican form of government, democracy, populism, pluralism, feminism, and patriotism
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Valuing and understanding cultural diversity is an important step in being able to understand the customs and histories of a society. Culture itself is a key feature in a society’s identity as it enables people within the society to identify how they view themselves and other groups in which they identify with. Every culture, community, or ethnic group tends to have its own beliefs, values, and notions of how to lead one’s life. Every society relies on cultural expression in order to continue to keep its communities strong and its traditions alive. The key component of cultural expression is language. Language is essential as a social element and helps to establish emotional feelings of
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In today’s society, cultural diversity is important as it was many centuries ago. According to dictionary, cultural diversity is the coexistence of different culture, ethnic, race, gender in one specific unit. In order, for America to be successful, our world must be a multicultural world. This existence starts within our learning facilities where our students and children are educated. This thesis is “changing the way America, sees education through cultural diversity, has been co existing in many countries across the world. These changes begin in any learning environment; where our families, friends, children and students would learn how to appreciate different cultures and use it
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The Power of Cultural Diversity
Cultural diversity is a powerful standard in human nature that stimulates the development of the stimuli that makes people worldwide diverse. It is the commercial growth, which means leading a more pleasantly passionate, ethical and spiritual life. It grasps the primary principles, which gives a solid foundation towards the elevation of cultural diversity. It is an advantage that is crucial for the reduction of poverty and the success of ecological growth. In cultural diversity, communication and barriers to effective communication works alongside one another. Barriers of effective
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In Henry Lewis Gates’ article, The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start, he reveals the advantages to having multiculturalism in the curriculum of America’s schools. He would argue that in order to create true diversity and understanding of cultural differences, the nation must provide its students with a wide array of opportunities to understand other cultures besides their own. Peggy McIntosh takes on a similar situation when she takes into consideration how she was taught diversity in schools as a child. She claims that dominance of the white race is unconsciously supported. She also describes how she did not receive the right kind of education that would teach her how to be aware of
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Worldwide Telecommunications, Inc. is a telecommunication company that is rapidly growing; Worldwide Telecommunications Inc., is not only increasing their financial margin, but also doubling in employee size. Worldwide Telecommunications, Inc. believes it is important to ensure their employees of both genders and every race, faith, nationality and physical capability have access to equal opportunity and likelihood of success. Below we will evaluate the positive and negative aspects a multicultural workforce might have on an expanding company.Many of us may ask, "What is Cultural Diversity?" "Cultural Diversity tends to be broadly defined in its current use in organizations to include a
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series of internally evolved characteristics with little or no outside influence. It neglects the transnational dimension of cultures in a global environment and any importance of cultural diversity in a country as a constant processes of change and exchange among peoples, ideas and creativity, sustained by intercultural dialogue. Therefore, The idea of culture as a shared, stable living space, supported equally by all members of the group, which passes it on to the next generation, is becoming less and less a reality for translocally and transnationally connected communities.
Considering culture as a transnational phenomenon, it transcends, undermines and displaces political boarders. 20th
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Cultural Diversity and Defining Abnormality
All ways of defining of abnormality are limited to a certain extent by
cultural variations. This makes it difficult for psychologists to be
sure that their definition technique would be effective and accurate
in diagnosing all cases of abnormality. The main issue for
psychologists regarding cultural diversity is that what may be
considered normal in one place may be abnormal in another and
therefore psychologist must consider this fact before making a
Although the deviation from statistical norm and deviation from ideal
mental health definitions are affected by cultural differences as I
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Juan Concepcion Managing Diversity in the Workplace Cultural diversity in the workplace is becoming more and more prevalent. Corporations in all industries are encouraging minorities, women, elderly workers, people with disabilities as well as foreign workers to join white males in the workplace. The following analysis will focus on these groups and how companies are encouraging them to join an ever-expanding workplace. Even if affirmative action is dismantled, diversity of the workforce is clearly here to stay. Business owners and managers, experts say, will still need to maintain or step up efforts to recruit and advance ethnic minorities in the year 2000 and beyond. That's essentially
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The United States as a whole is seen as the land of opportunity. New York is a major central for diversity and because of that many people from different cultural atmospheres have brought their families and dreams to New York City. Although Immigration patters throughout the last 200 years have varied, New York has consistently seen people from around the world move to the city and call it home. From the earliest points in our history as a nation, New York has been a center for trade and economic growth. New York is known world wide as a cultural melting pot. While other states have had immigration surges, none have compared to the diversity and sheer number of immigrants that have made
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relevance to competent care. A nurse who does not recognize the value and importance of culturally apt care cannot possibly be an effective care in this changing demographic society (Giger & Davidhizer, 2003). When nurses consider race, ethnicity, culture and cultural heritage, they become more sensitive to clients. Cross, Bazron, Dennis, and Isaacs (1989) cited five essential elements that contribute to the ability to become culturally competent: (a) valuing diversity, (b) having the capacity for cultural assessment, (c) being conscious of the dynamics inherent when cultures interact, (d) having institutionalized cultural knowledge, and (e) having developed adaptations of service delivery
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journey throughout cultural diversity in early America is that of great foundation, set forth to establish the great America we all love and pledge our allegiance to today. By combining the cultural diversity of religion, gender and ethnicity, it can be established that a much richer society exists in the 20th century, and that America as a whole is a much more blessed country, in great part because of the great passionate literarians the early Americans brought into our lives.
Perkins, George and Barbara Perkins. The American Tradition in Literature. New York City: McGraw Hill, 2009.
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could say that the annual Calgary Stampede is a cherished custom and tradition. Many of our holidays are based on Christian beliefs. We celebrate things like Labor Day, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, etc. We also however celebrate things like Arbor Day, and Remembrance Day, witch celebrates Canada's history. It is customary that all children go to school; the parents are responsible however, to pay for it. Canadian school are filled with cultural diversity as well, we all learn the same things and get the same chances. It is very equal. The healthcare system is good for the most part. Government ensures that people get the care they need, although you do need money for costly medical procedures
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Cultural Diversity in Local Politics
This paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition
building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los
Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and
The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7
million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is
the dramatic change in ethnic and racial diversity of the population which has
caught most observers attention.
Los Angeles has taken on a new form in terms of its racial diversity, moving
from a biracial to a multiethnic setting. The non
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Diversity in Local PoliticsOverviewThis paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and diversity.The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7 million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is the dramatic change in ethnic and racial diversity of the population which has caught most observers attention.Los Angeles has taken on a new form in terms of its racial diversity, moving from a biracial to a multiethnic setting. The non-Hispanic White population
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Cultural Diversity in The Tempest
If we look at Shakespeare's atypically short play The Tempest, the character of Caliban represents a "noble savage" who is enslaved, exploited, and endowed with low-self esteem due to the ethnocentric views of those who encounter him. In much the same way as the British originally exploited the Hindus or Americans exploited Native Americans, Caliban is considered the "property" of those who encounter him, solely because he is not of the same heritage, customs, and manners of his oppressors.
The ostracism and exploitation of Caliban because he is perceived as a brutish animal compared to "civilized" folks is in keeping with the
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January 19, 2010The cultural diversity of Abilene Texas is unique to many cities. In my city we have an Air Force base that brings many different cultures together because of the service men and women. Over this course I have learned how many different cultures coexist in America. America is a melting pot of cultures and within each culture there are several different beliefs, religions, and traditions. I will explore the ethnic diversity of my city, with my research I have found that Abilene Texas has a little bit of every culture represented.The ethnic population of Abilene Texas is majority White with Latino following in second. We have a wide variety with almost every ethnic population
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being a black man in the United States, they go beyond that. William's wife is Chinese, their children mixed. When asked about how he felt about the schools and his experiences in dealing with them and having his children in them, his comments were virtually the same. He stated that "San Antonio offers an exceptionally racism free environment for our children. Not only do my children get to attend a school where their mixed race is not an issue, they get to attend a school where their cultural differences are something that they can be proud of and celebrate. (William L., personal communication, November 19th, 2007)"William's experiences with racism are definitely not what a normal African
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conflict as religion is very important to both cultures.As wife/husband*The cultures may not agree on the roles of the wife and husband. Eg. The Chinese allow women to work however, the Filipino strongly believe that women should be housewives.In conclusion, you can see that there are many positive and negative consequences of cultural diversity in long-term relationships. You need to give a little to get a little. Both, have to compromise and modify their beliefs and values for the benefit of the relationship and family.Bibliography-On Filipino*http://www.kencollins.com/holy-05.htm*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Week*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosary*http://www.filipino-dating.com/filipino
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Cultural Diversity, a term that is widely used within many professions describes the variations among employees and/or cultural groups while covering an extensive range of influencing precursors relating to personal and professional characteristics. Less obvious, but equally important influencing factors are non-verbal and unseen characteristics such as spiritual, religious, and social understandings and values must also be considered when evaluating “Diversity in the Workplace (Boggs, 2007, p. 235). The purpose of this paper is to examine the factors and variables that influence “Diversity in the Workplace.”
Multicultural diversity within the nursing field provides organizations with the
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organization. Cultural diversity means acknowledging that other people, other voices, and other cultures have an equal claim on the world; we need to consider everyone as one human race. Instilling cultural diversity practices within the organization begins with structure that produces benefits, and then is proven through success stories of organizations that have implemented diverse practices. The concept of cultural diversity helps in a significant way for success of organizations. Through the structure of the organization, individual’s can see that a multicultural structure has many benefits compared to limited structures.
The organization will be more successful through their overall
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Cultural diversity is people of varying origins and ways of life living or working alongside in a specific area or organization. Cultural diversity is important to all organizations for many reasons. By having a strong, diverse workforce, barriers to productivity and innovation can be broken. A cultural diverse workforce can let everyone enjoy the opportunity of being a part of creating business value. Also, cultural diversity is important, because it can manage relationships so there is better satisfaction between employees which helps create better business. However, the diversity training that Donna Malone and her colleagues participated in was far from creating any value.The university
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Nowadays, due to the increasingly competitive economic environment, and the constant danger of economic turndowns, innovation has come into great prominence not only as an important source of competitive advantage, but also as a powerful driver of economic growth and prosperity. In this new context, attention has been drawn to the role that socio-cultural diversity and immigration play in fostering innovation. Thus, the aim of this essay is to assess the impact of immigration on innovation. Furthermore, the question regarding whether or not a culturally diverse society represents an enabling environment for innovativeness shall be discussed. Nevertheless, a number of evidences and empirical
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Building a high performance team with diversity can be a challenge. Diversity in teams can bring interpersonal conflict to a team. Cultural diversity can also improve the end result of a team's mission. I will examine multiple aspects of groups and teams, and the issues and benefits of a heterogeous team.A group is a two or more people working with each other consistently to attain common goals. Individuals in the group are dependant on each other to advance toward the common goal within a certain allotted period. A group working in a potato chip factory might have a time period of a day to achieve the goal of 10 tons of potato chips. While a group working to merge to large banks might have
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Diversity and Cultural Competence in Family Therapy
A therapist will face problems, issues and client troubles everyday. The professional must understand how their client relates to the world around them. These feelings and ideas affect how the client sees the problem and how they respond to their situation. Their actions, in turn, have bearing on individual thoughts, needs, and emotions. The therapist must be aware of the client's history, values, and culture in order to provide effective therapy. This paper will outline and provide information as to the importance of cultural competence and diversity in family therapy.
What is Cultural Competence?
Culture can be
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Cultural diversity in the workplace is becoming more and more prevalent. Corporations in all industries are encouraging minorities, women, elderly workers, people with disabilities as well as foreign workers to join white males in the workplace. The following analysis will focus on these groups and how companies are encouraging them to join an ever-expanding workplace.
Even if affirmative action is dismantled, diversity of the workforce is clearly here to stay. Business owners and managers, experts say, will still need to maintain or step up efforts to recruit and advance ethnic minorities in the year 2000 and beyond. That’s essentially because having a diverse work force and managing it
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It might be surprising too many, but reading the class textbooks, and talking about cultural diversity is not enough. Hence, we ought to challenge ourselves to create methods for when we become teachers in order to be able to help our future students be more aware of cultural diversity inside the classrooms. Carrying further, as a future teacher by taking this class is helping me become more aware of students' cultures other than my own.
In my interview with Ashley she explained how she is a white middle class girl who always lived in the nicer part of town. On the first week she attended high school she made the decision to spend her lunchtime with the vast majority of white people in
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AbstractIn this paper, we will discuss the issue of Culture and cultural diversity within the multinational corporation and its effect on the deployment of Enterprise Portal technologies.We will open this topic by discussing more general concepts about Culture how it affects businesses today. We will offer a number of different interpretations of Culture for discussion, highlighting some key phenomena such as the resulting 'global' versus 'local' dilemma faced by many global organisations today; the pressure on the one hand to globalise and on the other to meet local needs.We will focus our discussion of Enterprise Portals is on the deployment of enterprise's Portal. We will then discuss
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Cultural Diversity in America: Examination of African Americans and Asian Americans
Many ethnic groups reside and persist in America. Minority groups are misunderstood and undervalued in today’s society. There are many cultures, history, social relations, religious traditions, and linguistic aspects enduring in our country because of our abundant diversity. Two minority groups that are misconstrued are African Americans and Asian Americans. These two groups of people have many differences, but also have a few commonalities. African Americans and Asian Americans influence society in the United States in multiple ways, for example specifically in educational settings. Unfortunately, the
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disturbance in the energy flow in the body and will require treatment of the use of yin and yang principles.
Another practice in medicine in Asian culture is coining. This practice is more customary in the Chinese culture. Coining is widely practiced by Southeast Asians, such as the Thai and Lao. Because coining leaves physical marks, some patients are sometimes mistaken for physical abuse. Due to concerns about abuse in many Western cultures, this has led to cultural confusion at times. Coining begins with a massage using oil that is mixed with essential oils. Some of the oils include eucalyptus and peppermint. Practitioners use warming ointments like menthol. The goal of the oil is to stimulate
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Cultural Diversity in the Health Care Setting
Cultural diversity in the health care setting is increasing each year. Knowing how to care for patients of different religious and spiritual faiths is essential to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. The author of this paper will research three lesser-known religions; Taoism, Sikhism and Shamanism. Through this paper, she will provide a brief background on each of the three religions and present information regarding spiritual perspectives on healing, critical components of healing and health care considerations associated with each religion.
Taoism is an ancient Chinese religion dating back to the sixth century. The basic
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AbstractThe goal of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of a cultural competent patient interview and assessment. This paper will also examine cultural competent care when caring for diverse cultures on a daily basis and the societal needs to provide appropriate care while still respecting a patient's cultural background. The interview process will cover socioeconomic factors, lifestyle, family values, health beliefs and practices, childbearing and parenting practices along with culturally sensitive intervention to assist a Hispanic patient of Aztec-Mexican decent.Cultural Diversity: An Aztec-Mexican American Cultural Interview and AssessmentCultural Competent CareCaring for a
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Title ABC/123 Version X PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT 1 Aging and Disability Worksheet ETH/125 Version 8 PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT 5
Associate Program MaterialAging and Disability WorksheetPart IIdentify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population.MobilityDiscrimination due to ageAnswer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use.What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society?Ageism is prejudice against a group where all of the people are old and discriminated against based on their age. This group consists of men and women who are typically 40 or older. It has a great influence today. Society at times views older men and
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The End of Cultural Diversity of Style in Composition
In this paper I will attempt to show that initially, the internet will increase the cultural diversity of style in composition, before helping a world wide trend in stomping out cultures.
In order to discuss the effects of the scope of the Internet on composition, we must first explore what the Internet is, the definition of culture, how the internet exposes us to and affects culture, and the effects cultural changes have on style in composition.
This essay is not concerned with the history of the Internet, but with the way the Internet distributes information through webpages and the way forums foster geographically
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The Challange of Cultural Diversity in Corporate America
The expanding conflict over cultural diversity
in corporate America may present as many opportunities
and problems as affirmative action. Today, cultural
diversity is an important fact of life and business,
due to the changing face of society, and therefore,
the work place. It is growing ever more essential for
people to interact with others outside of their racial,
ethical, religious, regional, social, etc. boundaries.
To stay on top of their competitors, corporations must
change their approach, and see diversity not as a necessary
evil, but as a source of enrichment and opportunity
that may bring a wealth of
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Internet and Cultural and Historical Diversity of Style in Composition
The technological revolution of the late twentieth century has arguably caused some of the greatest changes in the global society. Few realize the full effects of the computer age. The Internet in particular has brought the corners of the world closer together. Even in the most remote areas of the globe, such as Katmandu, one can see an advertisement for e-mail (Stefik 235). One might begin to wonder what the social consequences of this pervasiveness are. The Internet brings many diverse groups of people together to participate in many aspects of life from trade to conversations. Some might wonder if these
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As a native of Miami, Florida, I have witnessed the many cultural changes that have taken place over the years. As an educator teaching within the nation’s fifth largest public school district for the past 25 years, I have had a great amount of exposure to the cultural diversity that makes up the public school, and I have become very familiar with challenges, family issues, and cultural differences that can influence the educational performance of my students. I have developed an understanding that in order to provide the most successful learning environment for culturally diverse student’s, teachers must be able to provide classroom instruction that is free of personal
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Cultural Diversity and the Impossibility of a True Melting Pot
The core standards of America are founded, in principle, on the basis of its diversity and equality among citizens. Begin- ning with its Declaration of Independence, the United States distinguished itself from other modern nation-states by establishing a country of men who were different but equal. Yet, despite the unifying images America projects within and beyond its borders, the idea behind E Pluribus Unum does not resound as one might assume it would.
E Pluribus Unum was originally intended to be both a representation of the union of the thirteen colonies and an expression of the United States as a country formed