Cultural competency in nursing care
Culture has an important bearing on an individual’s health status and the interpretation of health and disease. In an increasingly multicultural society, culturally competent care is a key imperative for nursing staff. Besides being based on principles of social justice, it also has an effect on treatment outcomes. This work reflects on the concept of culturally competent care, discusses the guiding principles and provides practical examples to illustrate the concept of cultural competence. In the second part, examples from Hispanic (Mexican American) culture are provided to illustrate the importance of culturally competent nursing care.
Understanding cultural competence
Culture is a Continue reading...