Reflections of Second Year Nursing Students in Australia on Improving Their Cultural Competence in Relation to Aboriginal'and Torres Strait Islander Health

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335073
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reflections of Second Year Nursing Students in Australia on Improving Their Cultural Competence in Relation to Aboriginal'and Torres Strait Islander Health
Other Titles:
Global Reflections on Nursing Education
Author(s):
McDonald, Glenda E.; Hunt, Leanne; Hillege, Sharon Patricia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Glenda E. McDonald, PhD, BSocSc, g.e.mcdonald@uws.edu.au; Leanne Hunt, RN; Sharon Patricia Hillege, RN, RM, BHS, PGCert,'PhD
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Purpose: Nursing students around the world require the capacity to provide nursing care in a culturally competent manner, given the complex patterns of migration and the increasingly multicultural nature of our societies and health system populations. In particular, nursing students need to understand the social and political aspects of majority and minority groups within societies and the impact they have on health access and outcomes. Methods: This qualitative research study investigated the development of cultural competence in 76 culturally diverse, second-year nursing students in a metropolitan region of Australia, while they studied a compulsory unit about Australian Indigenous health issues. Students were asked to reflect on the development of their cultural competence and propose ways they could personally engage in culturally competent nursing care. Thematic analysis of two reflective writing excerpts from a workbook assessment task, denoting an earlier and later phase of student learning, was conducted. Results: Major themes were revealed of students' improved knowledge of the social, historical and cultural determinants of health for Australian Indigenous peoples, and greater confidence in their abilities to communicate sensitively and provide culturally competent health care. Findings revealed additional insights about self-awareness and critical reflection in nursing education, and the role of narrative reflective strategies in the enhancement of cultural competence skills. Conclusion: The implications for future nursing practice and the educational relevance of acknowledging one's own cultural filters and visualizing personal propositions for malparara "people working and walking together as friends" will be highlighted.
Keywords:
reflection; cultural; competence
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14N01
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleReflections of Second Year Nursing Students in Australia on Improving Their Cultural Competence in Relation to Aboriginal'and Torres Strait Islander Healthen
dc.title.alternativeGlobal Reflections on Nursing Educationen
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Glenda E.en
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Leanneen
dc.contributor.authorHillege, Sharon Patriciaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsGlenda E. McDonald, PhD, BSocSc, g.e.mcdonald@uws.edu.au; Leanne Hunt, RN; Sharon Patricia Hillege, RN, RM, BHS, PGCert,'PhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335073-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 28, 2014: Purpose: Nursing students around the world require the capacity to provide nursing care in a culturally competent manner, given the complex patterns of migration and the increasingly multicultural nature of our societies and health system populations. In particular, nursing students need to understand the social and political aspects of majority and minority groups within societies and the impact they have on health access and outcomes. Methods: This qualitative research study investigated the development of cultural competence in 76 culturally diverse, second-year nursing students in a metropolitan region of Australia, while they studied a compulsory unit about Australian Indigenous health issues. Students were asked to reflect on the development of their cultural competence and propose ways they could personally engage in culturally competent nursing care. Thematic analysis of two reflective writing excerpts from a workbook assessment task, denoting an earlier and later phase of student learning, was conducted. Results: Major themes were revealed of students' improved knowledge of the social, historical and cultural determinants of health for Australian Indigenous peoples, and greater confidence in their abilities to communicate sensitively and provide culturally competent health care. Findings revealed additional insights about self-awareness and critical reflection in nursing education, and the role of narrative reflective strategies in the enhancement of cultural competence skills. Conclusion: The implications for future nursing practice and the educational relevance of acknowledging one's own cultural filters and visualizing personal propositions for malparara "people working and walking together as friends" will be highlighted.en
dc.subjectreflectionen
dc.subjectculturalen
dc.subjectcompetenceen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:43:32Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:43:32Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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