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8. Diversity A group of people who are from different races or cultures. Four “layers” of diversity can be described as: 1) personality; 2) internal dimensions (e.g., gender, country of origin, race, and physical ability); 3) external dimensions (e.g., religion, parental status, recreational habits, geographical location); and 4) organizational dimensions (e.g., management occupation, department, specialty). Skills and Knowledge for Diversity: Age specific Multilingual Better prepared, more skilled health workers Patient diversity Cultural diversity Public health Cultural understanding Quality Epidemiology/public health Religious and spiritual diversity Ethics Research Evidence based practices Safety Generational diversity Trained Mid- level workers - Nurse Global Diversity - worldwide Practitioners, Physical Technicians, Medical Longer life spans Assistants, and Patient Care Technicians More mature student body Translation services More technologically advanced students Workforce diversity Population health ©Copyright North Central Texas InterLink, Inc. All rights reserved 11