Nurses Developing Cultural Competence
Posted by Laura on November 30, 2009
The five components of a nurse’s ability for cultural competence includes the following:
4. The nurse’s skill as a framework for assessing cultural ethnic differences.
Skill includes –
Environmental control: how much do we belive we have control over our environment or is it just luck? Traditional western medicine vs. folk medicine
Biological variations: Scientifically any genetic factors in particular ethnic or racial groups that affects their health or high risk in diseases.
Social organization: Patrilineal or male dominated, Matrilineal or female dominated, Bilineal where male & female are dominate
Communication: assertive vs. more passive, nonverbal verbal, tone of voice, eye contact.
Space: eye contact, touching how close a distance between participants
Time: future-oriented, present oriented or past oriented
laura’s thoughts generated by the article of: Flowers, Deborah. “Culturally competent Nursing Care,” Critical Care Nurse, August 2004, Pages 48-52.
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