Multiculturalism and Diversity
Multiculturalism and diversity are significant factors in U.S. society, impacting all organizations; but in health care, the impact has significant consequences that can be seen in quality of care and patient outcomes. Due to constantly changing demographics, nursing leaders must remain vigilant when monitoring the impact of multiculturalism and diversity within their organizations and the communities served by the organizations. The multiple stakeholders affected by a multicultural and diverse workforce include patients, families, communities, system partnerships, et cetera. Nursing leaders must incorporate approaches that are inclusive and respectful of all stakeholders in the health care workforce, patient population, and the larger community that is served by the organization.
To prepare for this assessment, use the Internet to study the impact of health system’s power structure on nursing, leadership, diversity related to empowerment in nursing and patient outcomes, and recruitment of a diverse workforce. You may also wish to look for examples of an executive summary on the Internet.
· Identify a type of health care facility and examine the Web site and available public information to review the organization of the nursing department, nursing recruitment, and any information about the diversity of the system’s workforce and leadership.
. You may use the health care setting in which you currently work or have worked in the past.
. Describe the type of organization and region. Example: a major Midwestern teaching hospital or a rehabilitation hospital on the East Coast.
. Do not report the name of the facility.
Deliverable: Executive Summary of Organizational Diversity
Read the following scenario:
The city in which you work has undergone a significant population shift within the last 10 years, due to increased employment, education opportunities, and an influx of immigrants and refugees. To put the population shift in perspective, the local school district enrollment report states that nearly 100 languages are spoken in the schools, up from 32 languages in the last census. Senior leadership has asked you to examine all types of multiculturalism and diversity within your health care organization.
To do this, you will need to use a systems perspective to examine the relationship between a diverse workforce and patient outcomes; identify gaps between best practices and the organization’s diversity policies, and make a recommendation for organizational change.
In the executive summary:
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