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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160449
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cultural Competence among Hospice Workers
Abstract:
Cultural Competence among Hospice Workers
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Schim, Stephanie
Contact Address:Family, Community, and Mental Health, 240 Cohn Buildling, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Co-Authors:Ardith Z. Doorenbos
Hospice programs are a source of holistic, cost-effective, end-of-life care. However, research shows that ethnic minorities access hospice care significantly less often than Caucasians. One reason cited is the perceived lack of cultural competence among interdisciplinary hospice staff. Additionally, JCAHO and other programs mandate demonstration of cultural competence among workers in all health care settings. Definition and measurement of cultural competence present critical challenges. This project used a descriptive exploratory design with a sample of 113 hospice employees of various disciplines, roles, and education levels. An investigator-developed survey tool, the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) was pilot tested with a hospice worker population. Cultural competence behavior scores were widely variable. Two factors associated with higher cultural competence scores were increased education and prior attendance at cultural diversity training. The findings of this study provide needed information regarding cultural competence among hospice workers. This has implications for planning interventions to increase cultural competence among hospice staff and thereby to enhance the provision of culturally appropriate end-of-life care. AN: MN030116
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.titleCultural Competence among Hospice Workersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160449-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cultural Competence among Hospice Workers</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schim, Stephanie</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Family, Community, and Mental Health, 240 Cohn Buildling, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ardith Z. Doorenbos</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Hospice programs are a source of holistic, cost-effective, end-of-life care. However, research shows that ethnic minorities access hospice care significantly less often than Caucasians. One reason cited is the perceived lack of cultural competence among interdisciplinary hospice staff. Additionally, JCAHO and other programs mandate demonstration of cultural competence among workers in all health care settings. Definition and measurement of cultural competence present critical challenges. This project used a descriptive exploratory design with a sample of 113 hospice employees of various disciplines, roles, and education levels. An investigator-developed survey tool, the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) was pilot tested with a hospice worker population. Cultural competence behavior scores were widely variable. Two factors associated with higher cultural competence scores were increased education and prior attendance at cultural diversity training. The findings of this study provide needed information regarding cultural competence among hospice workers. This has implications for planning interventions to increase cultural competence among hospice staff and thereby to enhance the provision of culturally appropriate end-of-life care. AN: MN030116 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:57:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:57:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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