Benchmark Assignment – Diversity in Health Care
Write a paper (1,000-1,250 words) that addresses the impact diversity has on health care, and the changes that occur to support diverse populations. Include the following:
- Define diversity. Explain how diverse demographics influence the health care industry. Consider culture, gender, religion and spirituality, and social and economic status.
- Define the meaning of cultural competence and the role it plays in organizational behavior.
- What is meant by the term “diversity management”? How have changes in U.S. demographics impacted the health care industry, diversity of customers, and diversity within the organization itself?
- How does understanding diversity support awareness, empathy, and understanding with a community? How does it support a national and global community?
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.