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Cultural Competency


The PowerPoint below was one I wrote and put together to help hospice RNs, LVNs and HHAs (Home health aides) understand the differences in religious practices between cultures. And I included information about Stanislaus County, CA


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Below is a worksheet from one of my favorite go-to websites for evidence-based information about different topics. This website is part of the University of California at Berkely. This organization is called the Greater Good Science Center. Their mission statement comes directly from their website:


"The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society."

The website is free to join and there is a Gratitude Calendar that changes every month. Each exercise or article opens from the calendar. What I like about the exercises is there is evidence-based studies to back up the information. The following exercise helps with seeing that we may think we are different from other cultures and races but when it comes down to it we have more in common than we realize.

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Try the exercise and let me know if it helped you see others "differently".


Before you go there is a video you have to watch if you really want to see that "we" are more alike than we can guess. This is a powerful video about how our preconceived ideas of our heritage can be smashed to bits when DNA testing is done. The facts don't lie and as one of the participants says, if everyone knew their heritage there would be no more conflicts among nations and peoples. Amen sister!


POWERFUL!

When it comes down to it we are all 6 degrees (and sometimes less) apart from each other.

We are all one!


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