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Teaching and learning needs of culturally diverse post-R.N. students.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8920326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Despite the multicultural nature of our country, Canadian schools of nursing have generally attracted white middle-class females. The literature has identified many of the difficulties culturally diverse students experience in coping with and completing their program. The reasons noted for these difficulties include differences in learning styles, with culturally diverse students preferring visual learning (Crow, 1993; More, 1989); differences in language aptitude, particularly for those students whose first language is not English (Bowker, 1992; Harrison, 1992; Phillips & Hartley, 1990); differences in communication style (Wax & Thomas, 1961); lack of role models and social support within their cultural group (Bowker, 1992; Edwards, Smith, & French, 1989; Sedlacek, 1983); and a lack of understanding among faculty and other students regarding their lifestyles, backgrounds, and belief systems (Abu-Saad, Kaysar-Jones, & Gutierrez, 1981; Crow, 1993; Harrison, 1992).
J Kulig; K Thorpe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmières     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0844-5621     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Nurs Res     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-27     Completed Date:  1996-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910581     Medline TA:  Can J Nurs Res     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-23     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Cultural Diversity*
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate / organization & administration*
Education, Professional, Retraining / organization & administration*
Social Support
Students, Nursing / psychology*

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