Cultural Competence and Sensitivity

If I am getting practice at one thing here it is exposure to different cultures and the opportunity to stretch my ideals about caring for my patients as whole people. I don’t really want a debate, but it grieves me when people who openly profess to be Christian turn around and are so quick to put down other people’s religion based convictions and choices. We need to treat others the way we want to be treated. Our job is to be Christ’s love to the world not another judge.

Matthew 22:36-40New International Version (NIV)

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

I feel grieved that a patient has been wronged today all in the name of our “superior”health care (I beg to differ, that is not what our birth statistics/outcomes really look like when compared to other counties. Where do we get off thinking we are all that?).

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