Treating others the way they want to be treated includes asking questions to avoid generalizations or stereotypes.
Caring for clients and co-workers in kind and culturally-sensitive ways results in increased patient safety and happier more productive workplaces.
The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta’s Practice Guideline: Cultural Competence and Inclusive Practice supports Licensed Practical Nurses in providing culturally competent and inclusive care.
The guideline outlines the effects of biases on client safety and on co-worker relationships. It provides self-reflection strategies to understand and improve cultural sensitivity.
The practice guideline is one way the CLPNA is responding to action 24 in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action. The Commission called for skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism for healthcare professionals.