APPRECIATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY
It's important to always be sensitive to your client's cultural and religious traditions. One way to show respect for a client and help build a relationship is to show interest in her cultural background, which may be different from your own. Culture is made up of the learned patterns of behaviors and beliefs of a specific group that are passed from generation to generation. This includes ways of life, roles, values, social institutions, and a shared "view of the world."
Understanding and appreciating your client's cultural background will help you provide quality care in a way that is comfortable and reassuring to your client. This can be achieved by demonstrating through your words and actions that:
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