Cultural Factors Relevant to Health Care Human Resources

Extrinsic to the progressive health care organization are a series of cultural factors that have an impact on health care human resources on a daily basis. Given the size of most health care organizations, it is logical that culture would play a major role in the formation, conduct, and evaluation of a health care organization, and many subcultures exist within health care organizations that influence their daily actions. Furthermore, the diversity of cultures in a progressive health care organization's service community also makes true the axiom that “cultural awareness is simply good business.” From a health care human resources perspective, culture does not just relate to ethnocentric ...

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