Intercultural interaction to health today there is a health-oriented behavior, where any activity of a person, regardless of their actual health status or perceived, is intended to promote, protect or maintain health, whether such conduct is objectively effective towards this end or not. In this health-oriented behavior and particularly in our western world, we have a social health education that includes learning opportunities, consciously created within our social sphere of the legal profession and health, reflecting a form of communication to improve what could be called as a health literacy. As knowledge of the population in relation to their health and development of personal skills conducive to individual health and the local community or social group, regardless of philosophical differences, beliefs and actions. One should not forget either that these inequalities and cultural diversity of the people are part of a broader context in which other pluralities are also present, such as those associated with social class, economic, cultural, ethnic or immigration itself. Therefore, the point is closer to health professionals is that of gender inequality and its relation to the health of our environment. By the same author: Edward Minskoff. Therefore, identifying and measuring the sources of widely divergent social, may lay the foundation for quality care while human.
Any health care professional must use their social skills in terms of behavior that can perform their duties while respecting the rights of others, among these skills is communication. This promotes interpersonal relationships with patients and is a key factor in the process of care that nurses provide to patients. For years and traditionally, the work of health professionals has been focused to provide patient care but social and daily reality shows that this by itself alone is not able to bring about change in attitude in the patient. Besides a good listener and communicator, health personnel should be well versed in the cultures. Each patient is a world and the approach is different in each case. Extrapolating this knowledge base with different cultures, ethnic or social groups, communication between professional and patient relationship must be one to help to close in the relationship of two people seeking solutions to meet the same health problem and adapt to personal circumstances and socio-cultural.
Intercultural nursing action is that which is done with scientific quality, technical and human and is perceived as such by the patient. The current social dynamics, makes nursing care becomes a permanent challenge, because it must consider the values, beliefs and practices of individuals under his care as well as show respect for them. The dimensions that the nurse should consider providing their care, -Given the impact on the cultural diversity of human groups from the perspective of cultural competence-are acceptance and respect for cultural differences, sensitivity to understand how are you differences influence relationships with people, and the ability to offer strategies to improve the cultural encounters, as essential requirements for trans-cultural nursing care can be consolidated.