Factors Associated With Cultural Competence in a Random Sample of Nurse Practitioners

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158520
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Presentation
Title:
Factors Associated With Cultural Competence in a Random Sample of Nurse Practitioners
Abstract:
Factors Associated With Cultural Competence in a Random Sample of Nurse Practitioners
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Benkert, Ramona, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Contact Address:Adult Health - 370 Cohn, 5557 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Co-Authors:S. Schim, Adult Health, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; A. Doorenbos, Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and S. Bell, Community Health Nursing, Minnesota State University, St. Paul, MN;
To meet the requirements of the growing diversity of the U.S. population, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) need to provide culturally competent care. One step toward ensuring cultural competence in NPs is to better understanding the associations between some important attitudinal, life experience, and ethical belief variables and cultural competence. The study was conceptualized using the 3-D Puzzle Model for Culturally Congruent Care developed by Schim and Miller. The purpose of this research was to identify factors (social justice, racial identity, life experiences and demographics) associated with cultural competence among a randomized national sample of NPs with varying experiences. A geographically stratified sample of 2000 members of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, over sampling for male and female NPs self-identifying as non-white were sent a survey. Since 98% of all NPs are white females, all non-white and male NPs were sent the survey in order to capture these under-represented NP groups. Five instruments were mailed to the participants: the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA), the White and People of Color Racial Identity survey, the Social Justice Scale, a life experience scale, and demographic items. A 29% response rate was obtained with 575 questionnaires being returned. Fifty-five percent (n = 317) of the respondents were male and 45% (n = 253) were non-white. The mean age of respondents was 47 years (SD = 20.5). Preliminary multiple regression analyses were used to determine factors that were significantly associated with cultural competence among the NP respondents. Factors significantly associated with cultural competence among NPs included, being younger, self identifying as being non-white and having cared for many different cultural groups. Structural equation modeling (SEM) analytical techniques are underway and will be presented. The findings support the necessity for enhancing recruitment and retention of Nurses of Color into the NP profession. Consistent with existing literature, exposure to different cultural groups is associated with cultural competence. The results can assist nurse educators, professional nursing organizations, and health organizations in attempts to enhance the cultural competence of NPs.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors Associated With Cultural Competence in a Random Sample of Nurse Practitionersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158520-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors Associated With Cultural Competence in a Random Sample of Nurse Practitioners</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Benkert, Ramona, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Adult Health - 370 Cohn, 5557 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ramonabenkert@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S. Schim, Adult Health, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; A. Doorenbos, Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and S. Bell, Community Health Nursing, Minnesota State University, St. Paul, MN;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">To meet the requirements of the growing diversity of the U.S. population, Nurse Practitioners (NPs) need to provide culturally competent care. One step toward ensuring cultural competence in NPs is to better understanding the associations between some important attitudinal, life experience, and ethical belief variables and cultural competence. The study was conceptualized using the 3-D Puzzle Model for Culturally Congruent Care developed by Schim and Miller. The purpose of this research was to identify factors (social justice, racial identity, life experiences and demographics) associated with cultural competence among a randomized national sample of NPs with varying experiences. A geographically stratified sample of 2000 members of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, over sampling for male and female NPs self-identifying as non-white were sent a survey. Since 98% of all NPs are white females, all non-white and male NPs were sent the survey in order to capture these under-represented NP groups. Five instruments were mailed to the participants: the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA), the White and People of Color Racial Identity survey, the Social Justice Scale, a life experience scale, and demographic items. A 29% response rate was obtained with 575 questionnaires being returned. Fifty-five percent (n = 317) of the respondents were male and 45% (n = 253) were non-white. The mean age of respondents was 47 years (SD = 20.5). Preliminary multiple regression analyses were used to determine factors that were significantly associated with cultural competence among the NP respondents. Factors significantly associated with cultural competence among NPs included, being younger, self identifying as being non-white and having cared for many different cultural groups. Structural equation modeling (SEM) analytical techniques are underway and will be presented. The findings support the necessity for enhancing recruitment and retention of Nurses of Color into the NP profession. Consistent with existing literature, exposure to different cultural groups is associated with cultural competence. The results can assist nurse educators, professional nursing organizations, and health organizations in attempts to enhance the cultural competence of NPs.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:08:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:08:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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