Cultural Competence Among Nursing Staff Providing Geriatric Care in a Community Hospital

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152986
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Presentation
Title:
Cultural Competence Among Nursing Staff Providing Geriatric Care in a Community Hospital
Abstract:
Cultural Competence Among Nursing Staff Providing Geriatric Care in a Community Hospital
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Donahue, Moreen, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Danbury Hospital
Title:Sr. Vice President, Patient Care Serives & Chief Nursing Officer
Co-Authors:Meredith Kazer PhD, APRN, Associate Professor
Lisa Smith DNP, MSN, RN, Nursing Director
Joyce J. Fitzpatrick RN, PhD, MBA, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, NCQI Project Director
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:  The purpose of this project was to examine the cultural competence of nursing staff as part of a plan to prepare them for culturally competent care. Participants completed assessment of their own cultural competence in providing care. While nurses are the primary care providers for hospitalized, and vulnerable older adults living in the community, most often they have not received specific preparation in the provision of culturally competent geriatric care. Given the documented deficit in the knowledge and attitudes in care of older adults and the increasing needs of the culturally diverse, growing older adult population, acute care hospitals must take action to educate nurses to care for the unique needs of older adults from many different cultures.
Methods:  All registered nurses and nursing assistants working in a community hospital were invited to complete a questionnaire regarding their perceptions of their own cultural competence. There was a 33% response rate (N = 367).
Results:  The majority (91%) of the 367 participants (259 RNs and 108 Nursing Assistants) rated themselves as competent or highly competent in working with people from other cultures, 70% agreed that aspects of culture needed to be evaluated with each individual patient, and 59.4% indicated understanding that culture influenced health and health care.
Conclusion:  Overall, there was a high level of cultural competence among the staff who completed the survey, perhaps reflecting the emphasis that had been placed on education regarding culture during the previous year.  Program evaluation and subsequent success among RN staff in achieving American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification in Gerontological nursing also were positive outcomes among the nursing staff. The presentation includes lessons learned and tips for successful programming in the future.
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.titleCultural Competence Among Nursing Staff Providing Geriatric Care in a Community Hospitalen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152986-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cultural Competence Among Nursing Staff Providing Geriatric Care in a Community Hospital</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Donahue, Moreen, DNP, RN, NEA-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Danbury Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Sr. Vice President, Patient Care Serives &amp; Chief Nursing Officer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">moreen.donahue@danhosp.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Meredith Kazer PhD, APRN, Associate Professor<br/>Lisa Smith DNP, MSN, RN, Nursing Director<br/>Joyce J. Fitzpatrick RN, PhD, MBA, FAAN, Professor of Nursing, NCQI Project Director</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp; The purpose of this project was to examine the cultural competence of nursing staff as part of a plan to prepare them for culturally competent care. Participants completed assessment of their own cultural competence in providing care. While nurses are the primary care providers for hospitalized, and vulnerable older adults living in the community, most often they have not received specific preparation in the provision of culturally competent geriatric care. Given the documented deficit in the knowledge and attitudes in care of older adults and the increasing needs of the culturally diverse, growing older adult population, acute care hospitals must take action to educate nurses to care for the unique needs of older adults from many different cultures. <br/>Methods:&nbsp; All registered nurses and nursing assistants working in a community hospital were invited to complete a questionnaire regarding their perceptions of their own cultural competence. There was a 33% response rate (N = 367). <br/>Results:&nbsp; The majority (91%) of the 367 participants (259 RNs and 108 Nursing Assistants) rated themselves as competent or highly competent in working with people from other cultures, 70% agreed that aspects of culture needed to be evaluated with each individual patient, and 59.4% indicated understanding that culture influenced health and health care. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp; Overall, there was a high level of cultural competence among the staff who completed the survey, perhaps reflecting the emphasis that had been placed on education regarding culture during the previous year. &nbsp;Program evaluation and subsequent success among RN staff in achieving American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification in Gerontological nursing also were positive outcomes among the nursing staff. The presentation includes lessons learned and tips for successful programming in the future. <br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:57:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:57:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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