Personal and Professional Goals
The selected skill is problem-solving and the ability to frame problems to develop solutions and evidence-based practice. The skill is necessary since the healthcare sector requires evidence-based skills. A problem-solving approach is necessary to address the challenges that affect the sector (Chen, 2021). One of the challenges is discrimination and cultural bias that affect how healthcare workers provide care. The best approach to solving the problem is to educate the nurses and physicians about the different cultural groups. The education will enhance their cultural competency. The approach is critical in eliminating the inequalities that exist in the healthcare sector as a result of the bias.
Developing the skills will improve my cultural competency. It will help me to address the challenges existing in the delivery of healthcare services among minority groups. For example, the distribution of vaccines has been majorly among the whites while neglecting the black Americans and Hispanics who are more at risk of death (Chen, 2021). The discrimination in the delivery of care is evident in the 21st Century. The skill will help me to start a conversation with colleagues and implement changes in departments and eventually in the entire healthcare system. It is important to develop the skill since it will focus on solving the recurrent problems in the delivery of care in rural areas. Some of the problems include conflicting religious beliefs about healthcare and the cost of care (Chen, 2021). For instance, it is important to educate the healthcare workers who will later educate the patients about the need to embrace conventional medicine. The skill is relevant in the current healthcare system which is dealing with diverse problems including cultural competency, lack of equitable distribution of care, and the rising cost of care.
Chen, E., Neta, G., & Roberts, M. C. (2021). Complementary approaches to problem solving in healthcare and public health: implementation science and human-centered design. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 11(5), 1115-1121.