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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153704
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Developing Cultural Competence in Nursing Students
Abstract:
Developing Cultural Competence in Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Gilmer, Mary, MBA, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Vanderbilt University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Sabi Redwood, Linda Norman
Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of an educational intervention to increase nursing students' adaptability to a multicultural context of care.<P> Design: Pre and post survey of students' cultural competency coupled with content analyses of qualitative data obtained during focus group discussions.<P> Sample: Students (n~230) from European (Great Britain, Sweden, Finland) and American (Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina)schools of nursing preparing to participate in an international mobility program during 2002.<P> Concepts: Cultural competence describes an adaptability in cognitive, affective and behavioral domains, and reflects a movement from ethnocentrism to ethnorelativism. A simulation was designed to assist students to develop cultural competence, and to move beyond developing knowledge about specific cultural values, behavioral patterns, and rules for interaction in different cultural contexts. <P> Methods: Cultural competency was operationalized by use of a 20-item instrument originally used in training and development of personnel. Self-reported data were collected both before and after a cultural simulation exercise. In addition, qualitative data were collected during focus group discussions following completion of the simulation.<P> Findings: Significant differences between pre and post data were seen in 5 items of the survey (p &lt;.05). Additional findings from the qualitative phase of the project also will be presented.<P> Conclusions: A cultural simulation may be useful in stimulating a conceptual shift from ethnocentrism (an absolutist perspective of culture) to ethnorelativism (a perspective that acknowledges variability in cognitive, affective and behavioral domains).<P> Implications: Educational programs in a safe environment that simulate cultural diversity are useful in preparing nursing students for the current global healthcare environment. Skilled facilitation and debriefing strategies are important components of the process.<!--Abstract 13483 modified by 24.222.6.223 on 11-4-2002--></P></P></P></P></P></P></P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeveloping Cultural Competence in Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153704-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Developing Cultural Competence in Nursing Students</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-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gilmer, Mary, MBA, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Vanderbilt 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">maryjo.gilmer@mcmail.vanderbil</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sabi Redwood, Linda Norman</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of an educational intervention to increase nursing students' adaptability to a multicultural context of care.&lt;P&gt; Design: Pre and post survey of students' cultural competency coupled with content analyses of qualitative data obtained during focus group discussions.&lt;P&gt; Sample: Students (n~230) from European (Great Britain, Sweden, Finland) and American (Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina)schools of nursing preparing to participate in an international mobility program during 2002.&lt;P&gt; Concepts: Cultural competence describes an adaptability in cognitive, affective and behavioral domains, and reflects a movement from ethnocentrism to ethnorelativism. A simulation was designed to assist students to develop cultural competence, and to move beyond developing knowledge about specific cultural values, behavioral patterns, and rules for interaction in different cultural contexts. &lt;P&gt; Methods: Cultural competency was operationalized by use of a 20-item instrument originally used in training and development of personnel. Self-reported data were collected both before and after a cultural simulation exercise. In addition, qualitative data were collected during focus group discussions following completion of the simulation.&lt;P&gt; Findings: Significant differences between pre and post data were seen in 5 items of the survey (p &amp;lt;.05). Additional findings from the qualitative phase of the project also will be presented.&lt;P&gt; Conclusions: A cultural simulation may be useful in stimulating a conceptual shift from ethnocentrism (an absolutist perspective of culture) to ethnorelativism (a perspective that acknowledges variability in cognitive, affective and behavioral domains).&lt;P&gt; Implications: Educational programs in a safe environment that simulate cultural diversity are useful in preparing nursing students for the current global healthcare environment. Skilled facilitation and debriefing strategies are important components of the process.&lt;!--Abstract 13483 modified by 24.222.6.223 on 11-4-2002--&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;&lt;/P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:27:24Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:27:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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