Towards health today intercultural interaction in day there is a health-oriented behaviour, where any activity of a person, regardless of their real or perceived health status, is aimed to promote, protect or maintain health, so if this conduct is objectively effective to achieve this end or isn’t it. In this behavior-oriented, towards health and specifically in our Western world we have a social education that includes learning opportunities, consciously created within our social scope of advocacy for health and health, which represents a form of communication intended to improve what could be called a health literacy. As well as the knowledge of the population in relation to their health and the development of personal skills conducive to individual health and to that of the community or social group, regardless of the philosophical differences, beliefs and acts. We should not forget that these inequalities or cultural diversity of people are framed inside of a more general context in which other pluralities, as those associated to the social, economic, cultural, ethnic class or own immigration are also present. Therefore, the point that is closest to the health professionals is the inequalities of gender and its relationship with the health of our environment. Therefore, identifying and measuring the sources of this widely social divergence, they may lay the basis for a quality assistance and to human. All health professional should make use of their social skills in terms of those behaviors that allow to perform its tasks while respecting the rights of other persons, these skills include communication.

It promotes interpersonal relationships with patients and is a key factor in the process of care provided by nurses to patients. For years, and in a traditional manner, the work of health professionals has been focused to offer care to the patient but social and everyday reality demonstrates that this by itself one is not able to cause changes of attitude in the patient. In addition to a good listener and Communicator, the workforce must be a connoisseur of cultures. Each patient is different and the approach is different in each case. If we extrapolate this base of knowledge to different cultures, ethnic groups or social groups, communication between professional and patient must be a relationship of aid that is realized in the interrelation of two people seeking solutions to cope with the same problem of health and adapting to the personal and socio-cultural circumstances. The intercultural performance of nursing is that which is carried out with scientific, technical and human quality and is perceived as such by the patient. The current social dynamics, makes that nursing care becomes a permanent challenge, because you must consider the values, beliefs and practices of individuals under your care, as well as express respect for them. The dimensions that nursing professional should consider providing your care, -given the incidence on the cultural diversity of human groups from cultural competence perspective – they are the acceptance and respect for cultural differences, the sensitivity to understand how these differences affect relations with people, and the ability to offer strategies that improve the cultural encounters, as prerequisites because transcultural nursing care can consolidate.

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