Cultural Competence and Perceptions of the Mexican Culture Among Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202269
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cultural Competence and Perceptions of the Mexican Culture Among Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Preparing nursing students to provide culturally competent care to meet the needs of diverse cultures in the U.S. is an ongoing challenge for nursing faculty. The purpose of this mixed method study was to measure cultural competence and elicit perceptions of Mexican culture among undergraduate and graduate nursing students enrolled in two study abroad courses in Mexico. The Culturally Competent Model of Care (Campinha-Bacote, 2007) provided the framework for the study.  Two groups of undergraduate (n=13) and two groups of graduate (n=17) nursing students participated in the study.  Before and after the courses, undergraduate students were administered the Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Health Care Professionals-Student Version (IAPCC-SV) and graduate students were administered the (IAPCC-R) for health care providers. The instruments measure four categories of cultural competence (proficient, competent, aware, and incompetent). A paired t-test was used to determine statistical significance in the pre and post tests in each group. The results in part showed an increase in all group mean scores on the post tests with a statistical difference (p= .021) in one undergraduate group and (p=.024) in one graduate group. The level of cultural competence of undergraduate groups (competent) was higher than the graduates (aware). An open-ended questionnaire was used to elicit perceptions of Mexican culture. Four major themes emerged caring, family, environment, and food and sub themes emerged. The cultural immersion experiences in these study abroad courses influenced nursing students’ understanding of the Mexican culture and enhanced their cultural competence, which in turn can influence their practice among Mexican and other Spanish speaking clients in the United States.  Campinha-Bacote, J. (2007). The process of cultural competence in the delivery of healthcare services: The journey continues (5th Edition). Cincinnati, OH: Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates.  
Keywords:
Mixed Method Research; Cultural Competence; Mexican Culture
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCultural Competence and Perceptions of the Mexican Culture Among Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202269-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Preparing nursing students to provide culturally competent care to meet the needs of diverse cultures in the U.S. is an ongoing challenge for nursing faculty. The purpose of this mixed method study was to measure cultural competence and elicit perceptions of Mexican culture among undergraduate and graduate nursing students enrolled in two study abroad courses in Mexico. The Culturally Competent Model of Care (Campinha-Bacote, 2007) provided the framework for the study.  Two groups of undergraduate (n=13) and two groups of graduate (n=17) nursing students participated in the study.  Before and after the courses, undergraduate students were administered the Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Health Care Professionals-Student Version (IAPCC-SV) and graduate students were administered the (IAPCC-R) for health care providers. The instruments measure four categories of cultural competence (proficient, competent, aware, and incompetent). A paired t-test was used to determine statistical significance in the pre and post tests in each group. The results in part showed an increase in all group mean scores on the post tests with a statistical difference (p= .021) in one undergraduate group and (p=.024) in one graduate group. The level of cultural competence of undergraduate groups (competent) was higher than the graduates (aware). An open-ended questionnaire was used to elicit perceptions of Mexican culture. Four major themes emerged caring, family, environment, and food and sub themes emerged. The cultural immersion experiences in these study abroad courses influenced nursing students’ understanding of the Mexican culture and enhanced their cultural competence, which in turn can influence their practice among Mexican and other Spanish speaking clients in the United States.  Campinha-Bacote, J. (2007). The process of cultural competence in the delivery of healthcare services: The journey continues (5th Edition). Cincinnati, OH: Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates.  en_GB
dc.subjectMixed Method Researchen_GB
dc.subjectCultural Competenceen_GB
dc.subjectMexican Cultureen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:19:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:19:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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