In what ways or situations might multiculturalism and diversity impact health care delivery or patient outcomes?

To prepare for this assessment, use the Capella Library and the Internet to study the impact of health system’s power structure on nursing, leadership, diversity related to empowerment in nursing and patient outcomes, and recruitment of a diverse workforce. You may also wish to look for examples of an Executive Summary on the Internet.

Identify a type of health care facility and examine the Web site and available public information to review the organization of the nursing department, nursing recruitment, and any information about the diversity of the system’s workforce and leadership.
You may use the health care setting in which you currently work or have worked in the past.
Describe the type of organization and region. For example: A major Midwestern teaching hospital or a rehabilitation hospital on the East Coast.
Do not report the name of the facility.

Write a 2–3-page Executive Summary of Organizational Diversity.

Read the following scenario:


The city in which you work has undergone a significant population shift within the last 10 years, due to increased employment, education opportunities, and an influx of immigrants and refugees. To put the population shift in perspective, the local school district enrollment report states that nearly 100 languages are spoken in the schools, up from 32 languages in the last census. Senior leadership has asked you to examine all types of multiculturalism and diversity within your health care organization.

To do this, you will need to use a system perspective to examine the relationship between a diverse workforce and patient outcomes; identify gaps between best practices and the organization’s diversity policies, and make a recommendation for organizational change.

In the Executive Summary:

Analyze the impact of a diverse workforce on patient outcomes.
In what ways or situations might multiculturalism and diversity impact health care delivery or patient outcomes?
How is diversity defined in the organization?
Analyze how the health care system integrates diversity and multiculturalism into its practices.

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