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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162287
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Descriptive Study of the Cultural Competence of Hemodialysis Nurses
Author(s):
Mahabeer, Suzette
Author Details:
Suzette Mahabeer, RN, BScN, MScN, CNS, Clinical Nurse Instructor, McMaster University, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, email: mahabe@mcmaster.ca
Abstract:
Cultural competence, an important component of nursing education, allows nurses to collaborate effectively with people from diverse cultures within the patient population and the workforce. The concept of cultural competence is becoming prevalent in nursing literature as the patient population becomes more diverse. The purpose of the study was to assess the cultural competence level of hemodialysis nurses. A knowledge gap was identified in the area of cultural knowledge in the hemodialysis unit at the hospital which therefore rendered the need for conducting this study. The study was conducted at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. The Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence (IAPCC-R) was used as the questionnaire for this study. Subjects consisted of a convenience sample of 58 hemodialysis nurses. A total of 58 hemodialysis nurses completed the IAPCC-R questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The IAPCC-R results demonstrated that the nurses were culturally aware with a mean score of 65.5%. However, the nurses are not culturally proficient according to the IAPCC-R tool. As a result of the information obtained from the IAPCC-R tool, the data suggested that there was lack of information in the area in area of cultural knowledge. This study shows the implications for culturally competent nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
CASN Nurse Educators Conference
Conference Host:
Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing
Conference Location:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Description:
Held 4 - 7 November, 2007.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Descriptive Study of the Cultural Competence of Hemodialysis Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMahabeer, Suzetteen_US
dc.author.detailsSuzette Mahabeer, RN, BScN, MScN, CNS, Clinical Nurse Instructor, McMaster University, Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, email: mahabe@mcmaster.caen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162287-
dc.description.abstractCultural competence, an important component of nursing education, allows nurses to collaborate effectively with people from diverse cultures within the patient population and the workforce. The concept of cultural competence is becoming prevalent in nursing literature as the patient population becomes more diverse. The purpose of the study was to assess the cultural competence level of hemodialysis nurses. A knowledge gap was identified in the area of cultural knowledge in the hemodialysis unit at the hospital which therefore rendered the need for conducting this study. The study was conducted at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. The Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence (IAPCC-R) was used as the questionnaire for this study. Subjects consisted of a convenience sample of 58 hemodialysis nurses. A total of 58 hemodialysis nurses completed the IAPCC-R questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The IAPCC-R results demonstrated that the nurses were culturally aware with a mean score of 65.5%. However, the nurses are not culturally proficient according to the IAPCC-R tool. As a result of the information obtained from the IAPCC-R tool, the data suggested that there was lack of information in the area in area of cultural knowledge. This study shows the implications for culturally competent nurses.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:00:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:00:18Z-
dc.conference.date2007-
dc.conference.nameCASN Nurse Educators Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostCanadian Association of Schools of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationKingston, Ontario, Canadaen_US
dc.descriptionHeld 4 - 7 November, 2007.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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