Diversity, equity, and inclusion

200-250 words APA 6 format, in-text citation, Please provide a copy of all references used.

The links to the four mentioned articles are provided below.

Assignment Details:

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:

Read the following article on cultural competence and watch the video:

For this assignment, use the information on DEI and cultural competence in the resources provided and answer the following questions:

  • Based on your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, describe a situation or experience that you have witnessed in a healthcare setting that relates to how diversity, equity, or inclusion impact patient care or the healthcare workforce in a positive or negative way.
  • How did the healthcare professional or the organization demonstrate DEI or cultural competence? What could have been done differently?

References and links to the mentioned articles and fact sheets

Audioversity. (2018, September 18). What is cultural competence in healthcare?, Explain cultural competence in healthcare [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZoMFTj-PyM

Heath, S. (2020, August 31). What does cultural competence mean for healthcare providers? PatientEngagementHIT.com. https://patientengagementhit.com/news/what-does-cultural-competence-mean-for-healthcare-providers

Johns Hopkins Medicine. (n.d.). Inclusion, and health equity fast facts definition sheet. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/diversity/_documents/JHM Office of Diversity and Inclusion Fast Facts Definition Sheet.pdf

Permanente Medicine. (2018). Equity, inclusion and diversity in health care. https://permanente.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Fact-Sheet_Equity-Diversity-and-Inclusion_2018.pdf