Developing a Course for a RN-BSN Program to Increase Culturally Competent Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150081
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing a Course for a RN-BSN Program to Increase Culturally Competent Care
Abstract:
Developing a Course for a RN-BSN Program to Increase Culturally Competent Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Joffe, Patricia, PhD, RNC, CNS, C
P.I. Institution Name:New Jersey City University
Title:Assistant Professor
Purpose: The presentation will describe a course, Cultural Paradigms in Health Care that was developed and incorporated into the RN-BSN Curriculum at New Jersey City University (NJCU). The University is part of the New Jersey system of state colleges. The student body of the University reflects the social and cultural diversity of the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. Problem: Although paradigms of care have centered on the patient as “an individual” the reality has been that health care has been delivered from a highly ethnocentric framework. The faculty at NJCU identified that although the student population reflected diversity, RN-BSN students often viewed their own cultural orientation as the legitimate perspective in providing nursing care. Method: One faculty member developed a course to provide students with a forum to share thoughts and feelings about culture. Students had the opportunity through the course to develop cultural competence through a shift in personal perspectives and values. Valuing diversity requires not only attention to course content, but also to teaching methods and strategies. Course outline, pedagogic strategies, and outcomes will be presented. Results: The course played an integral role in both facilitating success for diverse student groups as well as promoting the value of diversity through experiential approaches. It allowed students to acquire the ability to appreciate diversity, the skill to interact in a diverse world and awareness of the many issues of diversity that exist in the health arena.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping a Course for a RN-BSN Program to Increase Culturally Competent Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150081-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing a Course for a RN-BSN Program to Increase Culturally Competent Care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Joffe, Patricia, PhD, RNC, CNS, C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">New Jersey City University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">p.joffe@verizon.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The presentation will describe a course, Cultural Paradigms in Health Care that was developed and incorporated into the RN-BSN Curriculum at New Jersey City University (NJCU). The University is part of the New Jersey system of state colleges. The student body of the University reflects the social and cultural diversity of the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. Problem: Although paradigms of care have centered on the patient as &ldquo;an individual&rdquo; the reality has been that health care has been delivered from a highly ethnocentric framework. The faculty at NJCU identified that although the student population reflected diversity, RN-BSN students often viewed their own cultural orientation as the legitimate perspective in providing nursing care. Method: One faculty member developed a course to provide students with a forum to share thoughts and feelings about culture. Students had the opportunity through the course to develop cultural competence through a shift in personal perspectives and values. Valuing diversity requires not only attention to course content, but also to teaching methods and strategies. Course outline, pedagogic strategies, and outcomes will be presented. Results: The course played an integral role in both facilitating success for diverse student groups as well as promoting the value of diversity through experiential approaches. It allowed students to acquire the ability to appreciate diversity, the skill to interact in a diverse world and awareness of the many issues of diversity that exist in the health arena.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:16:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:16:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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