What is an example of cultural sensitivity?
Example: People who seamlessly interact with others from different cultures by following the norms of that culture. Integration: People who are at this stage of cultural sensitivity are able to shift easily from one cultural frame of reference to another. They develop empathy for other cultures.
How can I be culturally aware?
Use these tips from the American Psychological Association to be more culturally aware:Think beyond race and ethnicity. A person’s culture is shaped by more than the color of their skin or the way that they dress. Learn by asking. Make local connections. Pay attention to non-verbal behaviors. Exchange stories.
What is the impact of being culturally aware?
Being aware of the common differences between cultures increases trust, improves work relationships and streamlines projects. It also improves communication, which is the backbone to any successful team.
Why do you need to be culturally sensitive and aware?
Cultural sensitivity is important because it allows us to effectively function in other cultures, allows us to respect and value other cultures, and can reduce cultural barriers between professionals and their patients.