Culturally Competent Nursing Care A Challenge for the 21st Century

Flowers, Deborah L.
August 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2004, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p48
Academic Journal
Comments on the need for cultural competency among critical care nurses in the U.S. Changes in the demographics of the U.S. due to an influx of persons from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; Suggestion of a model for development of cultural competence which includes cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounter, and cultural desire; Pitfalls of cultural competence, including the risk of stereotyping patients.


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