Culture strongly influences our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. It impacts on the way we relate to others, the way we care for ourselves and our loved ones, the way we dress, eat, speak, write and live our lives. There are many aspects to consider under the heading of ‘cultural awareness’ and of being culturally sensitive.
This module highlights the concept of culture and the importance of culture in all our lives. We will look at cultural and individual needs and preferences and outline the need for cultural competence in cross-cultural care.