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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601855
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceptions of Cultural Competence among Nurse Practitioners
Other Titles:
Promoting Cultural Competence in Practice Nurses [Session]
Author(s):
Huerta, Carolina
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Omicron
Author Details:
Carolina Huerta, RN, FAAN, chuerta@utpa.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: Purpose: Nurse practitioners are at the forefront in providing quality care to diverse populations and must become cognizant of the importance of cultural competence in caring for diverse patients. The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of cultural competence and its integration in the delivery of health care in nurse practitioners practicing in a Mexican-American region of South Texas. Methods: A descriptive, qualitative design using grounded theory and purposive sampling was utilized for this study. Sixteen nurse practitioners, fourteen females and two males, participated in the study. Qualitative data collection was elicited through individual interviews and a focus group. The selected participants included nurse practitioners who were employed for at least eight hours per week in a primary or acute care setting. 'The study included a demographic questionnaire and a nine-item interview guide created by the researchers to elicit thoughtful reflection on the participants' perceptions of cultural competence and how cultural competence is integrated in their practice. Results: 'Data analysis involved grouping of response similarities until no new categories emerged. Affinity among the categories resulted in linkage into four distinct core categories or emerging themes. These themes provided a summary of what the nurse practitioners working with a Mexican-American population perceived as cultural competence and its integration in the delivery of health care. The four emerging themes include: 1.) Culture as multifaceted; 2.) Communication as empowerment; 3.) Cultural dissonance; 4.) Influence of myths, traditions, and complementary modalities. Conclusion: The study findings highlight the importance of advanced practice nurses' efforts to continue to learn and increase their knowledge base and sensitivities to the culture of their clients in all dimensions of health care. The findings also support previous research and strengthen the understanding of the importance of cultural competency in the delivery of care to minority populations.
Keywords:
Culture; Cultural competence; Advanced practice nurse
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15M16
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePerceptions of Cultural Competence among Nurse Practitionersen
dc.title.alternativePromoting Cultural Competence in Practice Nurses [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorHuerta, Carolinaen
dc.contributor.departmentPi Omicronen
dc.author.detailsCarolina Huerta, RN, FAAN, chuerta@utpa.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601855-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 27, 2015: Purpose: Nurse practitioners are at the forefront in providing quality care to diverse populations and must become cognizant of the importance of cultural competence in caring for diverse patients. The purpose of this study was to examine perceptions of cultural competence and its integration in the delivery of health care in nurse practitioners practicing in a Mexican-American region of South Texas. Methods: A descriptive, qualitative design using grounded theory and purposive sampling was utilized for this study. Sixteen nurse practitioners, fourteen females and two males, participated in the study. Qualitative data collection was elicited through individual interviews and a focus group. The selected participants included nurse practitioners who were employed for at least eight hours per week in a primary or acute care setting. 'The study included a demographic questionnaire and a nine-item interview guide created by the researchers to elicit thoughtful reflection on the participants' perceptions of cultural competence and how cultural competence is integrated in their practice. Results: 'Data analysis involved grouping of response similarities until no new categories emerged. Affinity among the categories resulted in linkage into four distinct core categories or emerging themes. These themes provided a summary of what the nurse practitioners working with a Mexican-American population perceived as cultural competence and its integration in the delivery of health care. The four emerging themes include: 1.) Culture as multifaceted; 2.) Communication as empowerment; 3.) Cultural dissonance; 4.) Influence of myths, traditions, and complementary modalities. Conclusion: The study findings highlight the importance of advanced practice nurses' efforts to continue to learn and increase their knowledge base and sensitivities to the culture of their clients in all dimensions of health care. The findings also support previous research and strengthen the understanding of the importance of cultural competency in the delivery of care to minority populations.en
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.subjectCultural competenceen
dc.subjectAdvanced practice nurseen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:57:21Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:57:21Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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