—Hong Kong is an international city with a mixture of various cultures. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world with a population of seven million people; however, they are not just Hong Kong people. Although 92% of population is Chinese Hong Kong people, there are almost sixty thousands people come from other countries. With different backgrounds, histories, and habits from different cultures, there are different responses and beliefs to illness, treatment and nursing care. In order to prevent conflict between cultures and provide the most suitable and effective care to patients, culturally competent care should be promoted. Different suitable strategies for nurses to promote culturally competent care in Hong Kong is essential such as establishing cultural competent in clinical setting, education, self learning materials and systematic information collection.
—Culture, competent care, Hong Kong.
Baljit Kaur is with The University of Hong Kong, Indian (e-mail: Baljit@connect.hku.hk).
Cite: Baljit Kaur, " Cultural Competent Care in Hong Kong," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 136-140, 2016.