Importance of Cultural Competence in Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Public Health: Importance of Cultural Competence in Infectious Disease Outbreaks and Response
Cultural competence is important when public health practitioners need to address infectious disease outbreaks in cross-cultural communities. For this assignment, you must demonstrate an understanding of the community. Do not provide a generic response. It must be specific and detailed in the information and how you will apply cultural competence in the given situation.
The lack of cultural competence in the recent Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016 in West Africa has been implicated as a reason that the outbreak was not contained sooner. If you were a public health practitioner responding to this outbreak, how would you include cultural norms and leaders in how you communicate with the community in order to control and prevent the disease from spreading?
Please be concise in your writing and keep the page length under 5 pages total. Follow APA formatting for a research paper. Please include references.
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