“Bowen Center’s mission is to positively impact the quality of life of those we serve by providing professional, caring, cost-effective behavioral healthcare services” (“Explore Who We Are,” n.d.) The Bowen Center acknowledges each patient by exploring their values, beliefs, preferences, and needs, which is where cultural competence and culture-centered/sensitivity connect. Cultural competence is the ability to effectively interact with people from a variety of cultures (Saha, Beach, & Cooper, 2008.) Cultural sensitivity is being aware that those cultural differences and similarities exist between people (Dabbah, 2017.) The culture-centered approach is where healthcare providers explore diverse ways in which cultural meanings are constructed…show more content… I need to sit and observe to notice how case managers interact with a variety of people. I also hope to learn to apply the culture-centered approach. I have learned the textbook definition, but how is this term applied in the real world? The application of a word can be vastly different from the definition. With the Bowen Center, I know these hopes and issues will straighten themselves out. The Bowen Center makes a difference in the lives of patients, and I cannot wait to observe that difference. References
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