Thai Nurses' Cultural Competency in Caring for Clients Living at a Multicultural Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304250
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Thai Nurses' Cultural Competency in Caring for Clients Living at a Multicultural Setting
Author(s):
Songwathana, Praneed; Siripan, Siripan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Praneed Songwathana, PhD, praneed.s@psu.ac.th; Siripan Siripan, MSN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: The descriptive research was aimed to assess the level of Thai nurses' cultural competency in caring for clients living at a multicultural setting.'''

Methods: A total of 126 Thai registered nurses working in the area of the southern Thai- Malaysian borders were recruited from provincial hospitals, community hospitals and local health centers. Participants completed a self report questionnaire of cultural competency which composed of 5 dimensions, including cultural knowledge, cultural awareness, cultural skills, cultural encounters and cultural desire. The cultural knowledge was tested for internal consistency using Kurder-Richardson (KR-20), yielding a value of 0.72. The other 4 dimensions of competency were tested using Cronbach's alpha coefficients, yielding a value of 0.84. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Results: The results revealed that the overall nurses' cultural competency was at a moderate level ( = 14.47, SD = 1.940). Regarding to each dimension in cultural competency, it was found that cultural awareness, cultural encounters and cultural desire were at high level ( = 3.11, SD = 0.509; = 3.08, SD = 0.519; = 3.23, SD = 0.671 respectively) except cultural knowledge and cultural skill, were at moderate level ( = 2.21, SD = 0.531; = 2.84, SD = 0.405).

Conclusion: The findings highlight the important of the cultural competency development among Thai nurses aimed at reducing stress and conflicts and promoting nurse's adaptation when working in the multicultural settings of the Thai-Malaysian borders.

Keywords:
cultural competency; nurses; knowledge and skills
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThai Nurses' Cultural Competency in Caring for Clients Living at a Multicultural Settingen
dc.contributor.authorSongwathana, Praneeden
dc.contributor.authorSiripan, Siripanen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsPraneed Songwathana, PhD, praneed.s@psu.ac.th; Siripan Siripan, MSN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304250-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b> The descriptive research was aimed to assess the level of Thai nurses' cultural competency in caring for clients living at a multicultural setting.''' <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b> A total of 126 Thai registered nurses working in the area of the southern Thai- Malaysian borders were recruited from provincial hospitals, community hospitals and local health centers. Participants completed a self report questionnaire of cultural competency which composed of 5 dimensions, including cultural knowledge, cultural awareness, cultural skills, cultural encounters and cultural desire. The cultural knowledge was tested for internal consistency using Kurder-Richardson (KR-20), yielding a value of 0.72. The other 4 dimensions of competency were tested using Cronbach's alpha coefficients, yielding a value of 0.84. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.<b> </b><p><b><b>Results: </b></b> The results revealed that the overall nurses' cultural competency was at a moderate level ( = 14.47, SD = 1.940). Regarding to each dimension in cultural competency, it was found that cultural awareness, cultural encounters and cultural desire were at high level ( = 3.11, SD = 0.509; = 3.08, SD = 0.519; = 3.23, SD = 0.671 respectively) except cultural knowledge and cultural skill, were at moderate level ( = 2.21, SD = 0.531; = 2.84, SD = 0.405). <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b> </b>The findings highlight the important of the cultural competency development among Thai nurses aimed at reducing stress and conflicts and promoting nurse's adaptation when working in the multicultural settings of the Thai-Malaysian borders.en
dc.subjectcultural competencyen
dc.subjectnursesen
dc.subjectknowledge and skillsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:05Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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