ArticleCultural Diversity Training The Necessity of Cultural Competence for Health Care Providers and in Nursing PracticeYoung, Susan DHA, MSA, RN; Guo, Kristina L. PhD, MPH Author Information Reprinted from Young S, Guo KL. Cultural diversity training: the necessity of cultural competence for health care providers and in nursing practice. Health Care Manag. 2016; 35(2):94-102. doi:10.1097/HCM.0000000000000100. Author Affiliations: Health Care Administration Program, University of Hawaii-West Oahu. The authors report no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Kristina L. Guo, PhD, MPH, Health Care Administration Program, University of Hawaii-West Oahu, Hawaii ([email protected]). The Health Care Manager: 4/6 2020 - Volume 39 - Issue 2 - p 100-108 doi: 10.1097/HCM.0000000000000294 Buy Metrics Abstract The purpose of this article is to discuss the need to provide culturally sensitive care to the growing number of diverse health care consumers. A literature review of national standards and research on cultural competency was conducted and specifically focused on the field of nursing. This study supports the theory that cultural competence is learned over time and is a process of inner reflection and awareness. The domains of awareness, skill, and knowledge are essential competencies that must be gained by health care providers and especially for nurses. Although barriers to providing culturally sensitive care exist, gaining a better understanding of cultural competence is essential to developing realistic education and training techniques, which will lead to quality professional nursing practice for increasingly diverse populations. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.