SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Cultural Competency in Nursing Homes
Cultural Competency Terms
…includes common values, norms, traditions, customs, art, history, religious and spiritual practices.
…a skill that allows individuals to increase their understanding and appreciation of cultural differences.
…respect for customs and cultural values different from one's own. Cultural sensitivity is seen as the first step towards cultural competency.
…a group of individuals with a common sense of uniqueness based on race, religion, or place of birth.
…belief or attitude that one's own cultural view is the only correct and best view.