Nursing Cultural Awareness when Caring for Hispanic Patients and Families

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308524
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Cultural Awareness when Caring for Hispanic Patients and Families
Author(s):
Sawin, Erika Metzler; Sobel, Linda L
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Mu At-Large
Author Details:
Erika Metzler Sawin, PhD, RN, sawinem@jmu.edu; Linda L Sobel, RN, PhD
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013

The purpose of this research was to develop a model of nursing care to explain the factors that influence the nurse’s ability to address the needs of a local Hispanic Community.  Hispanic lay health promoters (HLHPs) were asked - “What cultural knowledge should nurses have to care for patients and families of Hispanic culture and ethnicity?”

Nursing students and nurses report frustration when delivering nursing care because of language barriers and lack of understanding of Hispanic culture. Yet, little recent research exists informing culturally aware nursing practice when caring for Hispanic patients and families.

A qualitative, grounded theory framework guided the inquiry to reveal themes derived from the HLHPs’ healthcare experiences.  Using a purposive sampling technique, HLHPs participated in focus groups and described their experiences with nursing care in acute and community care settings. Using translated and transcribed interviews, researchers identified themes using nVIVO, and developed a model of care.

The model, emerging from these data, contains three themes: “Connectedness,” “Up to You,” “At the Mercy of the System,” that inform culturally aware patient care for Hispanic patients.  Connectedness, the central phenomenon of the study, describes specific nursing actions and contains subthemes explaining positive and negative influences on the nurse’s ability to establish connectedness. “Up to You” and “At the Mercy Of” are themes elucidating factors that influence connectedness.  “Up to You” contains descriptions of the ways participants took control of their own healthcare and their family’s.   “At the Mercy of the System” describes the feelings of vulnerability and powerlessness participants experienced when negotiating the American healthcare system.

These findings suggest that Hispanic participants describe the importance of patient-centered nursing care and support the need for culturally well-informed nurse-patient interactions to create an environment in which nurses can work collaboratively with patients to best meet their health needs.

Keywords:
Hispanic Health; Patient-centered Care; Cultural Awareness
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Cultural Awareness when Caring for Hispanic Patients and Familiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSawin, Erika Metzleren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSobel, Linda Len_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Mu At-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsErika Metzler Sawin, PhD, RN, sawinem@jmu.edu; Linda L Sobel, RN, PhDen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308524-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p>The purpose of this research was to develop a model of nursing care to explain the factors that influence the nurse’s ability to address the needs of a local Hispanic Community.  Hispanic lay health promoters (HLHPs) were asked - “What cultural knowledge should nurses have to care for patients and families of Hispanic culture and ethnicity?” <p>Nursing students and nurses report frustration when delivering nursing care because of language barriers and lack of understanding of Hispanic culture. Yet, little recent research exists informing culturally aware nursing practice when caring for Hispanic patients and families. <p>A qualitative, grounded theory framework guided the inquiry to reveal themes derived from the HLHPs’ healthcare experiences.  Using a purposive sampling technique, HLHPs participated in focus groups and described their experiences with nursing care in acute and community care settings. Using translated and transcribed interviews, researchers identified themes using nVIVO, and developed a model of care. <p>The model, emerging from these data, contains three themes: “Connectedness,” “Up to You,” “At the Mercy of the System,” that inform culturally aware patient care for Hispanic patients.  Connectedness, the central phenomenon of the study, describes specific nursing actions and contains subthemes explaining positive and negative influences on the nurse’s ability to establish connectedness. “Up to You” and “At the Mercy Of” are themes elucidating factors that influence connectedness.  “Up to You” contains descriptions of the ways participants took control of their own healthcare and their family’s.   “At the Mercy of the System” describes the feelings of vulnerability and powerlessness participants experienced when negotiating the American healthcare system. <p>These findings suggest that Hispanic participants describe the importance of patient-centered nursing care and support the need for culturally well-informed nurse-patient interactions to create an environment in which nurses can work collaboratively with patients to best meet their health needs.en_GB
dc.subjectHispanic Healthen_GB
dc.subjectPatient-centered Careen_GB
dc.subjectCultural Awarenessen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:29Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:29Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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