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Do We Understand Cultural Humility in Healthcare Delivery?

Culturally humble healthcare providers reflect on their own personal values, acknowledge the lived experiences of their clients, and have an ongoing openness to continue to learn about their clients’ preferences and values in relation to their care-plan. My interest in this research is informed by my lived experiences as an immigrant patient and a care provider in the Canadian healthcare system. As a patient, I had observed that my values and preferences were overlooked, and care was delivered based on biomedical model without regard to how my lived experiences would affect my health outcomes. As a nurse, I noticed how colleagues struggle with establishing therapeutic relationships with clients from different cultures. I intend to conduct a qualitative descriptive study aimed at exploring how healthcare leaders understand the concept of cultural humility and how the concept is incorporated into strategic plans of healthcare organizations.

Mo Olajide
MN candidate, Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences - Western University

Shokoufeh Modanloo


Mo is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in nursing at Western University and undertaking research that seeks to explore the understanding of nursing leaders and policies in place to promote cultural humility in healthcare institutions across Ontario. With this research, Mo intends to create awareness on the challenges and barriers to promoting cultural humility and, to offer recommendations that allows the concept to be integrated in EDID strategic plans of healthcare organizations. Mo is a registered nurse with previous academic background in microbiology and epidemiology. She works with London Health Sciences as an obstetrics care nurse. She studied at the University of Windsor and graduated with a distinction in 2022. Mo’s experience as a nurse who recently immigrated to Canada inspired her interest in the concept of cultural humility and the role it plays in the promotion of care satisfaction among culturally diverse patients and underserved populations.

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