Field of cultural competence has currently emerged as part of the strategy to decrease disparities in access to and quality of health care. As this is the emerging field, efforts to describe and implement principles of cultural competence are still ongoing. Cultural competence in health care describes ability of systems to give care to patients with beliefs, diverse values and behaviors, including tailoring delivery to fulfill patients' cultural, social, and linguistic requirements.
Describe cultural competency and describe its overall significance in delivery of health services. Do you think healthcare delivery system is culturally sensitive in its delivery of services? describe your position.