A poem written by Veron Oliver
(Year 3 BSc Mental Health Nursing 2017 Student at Middlesex University London)
Sometimes I wonder…
Is cultural competence like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs?
The pinnacle achievable by just a few?
Is cultural competence a journey?
A way to be?
How will I know when it’s been achieved?
How deep will I have to look?
How much of me do I need to change?
Question, questions and more questions…
But as I traverse this experience from student to practitioner
I have to remember
I can never stop looking
I will strive to get there…