We wish to share with nurses and
other healthcare professionals our experiences and thoughts
concerning the complexities involved in caring for people from
diverse cultural backgrounds. Our hope is to give you some idea of
the range of cultural behaviors and the need to understand people's
actions from their own cultural perspective in health and illness.
-Its is our intention to
promote understanding not prejudice-
theoretical concepts, culture, cultural values, assessment
measures, cultural factors and anthropological principles.
incidents of conflict and misunderstanding that occur in U.S.
hospitals. Religion, family, birth and other topics. Cultural profiles.
reasons justify the need for cultural competence in health care at
the patient-provider level.
World Nursing Nursing
in a third world country, are you ready? Drawing from our own
experiences, we discuss what to consider before taking the plunge.
suggested reading list -Browse
the book reviews or use the search engine to find any book.
encouraged to help make this an "interactive" and
continually changing site by submitting interesting case reports and
anecdotes of actual problems that occur as a result of cultural differences.
us your ideas or comments
Nursing: Basic Concepts & Case Studies
Authors: Victor M. Fernandez RN, BSN and
Kathy M. Fernandez RN, BSN
On line August 5, 1997. Most recent
revision- November, 2011
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