The Office of Minority Health

Getting to Know You and Cultural Competence

First, provide a brief introduction of your professional background. (ME)

Next, review the Office of Minority Health, National CLAS Standards located in the Web Resources area.  (see  link:

· The Office of Minority Health. The National CLAS Standards. Retrieved from http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=53

  1. Discuss your ethnic/cultural background (health perception and practices).   ( I am Hispanic) 
  2. Choose a different culture or ethnic group and discuss potential cultural/linguistic needs. Consider your food preferences, rituals, health beliefs, and any religious orientations that may influence patient care.
  3. Apply at least one CLAS Standard that supports the identified need and discuss the role of the advanced practice nurse in promoting culturally sensitive care.
  4. Please list references in APA format.