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Transcultural nursing: its importance in nursing practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19172978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Transcultural nursing is an essential aspect of healthcare today. The ever-increasing multicultural population in the United States poses a significant challenge to nurses providing individualized and holistic care to their patients. This requires nurses to recognize and appreciate cultural differences in healthcare values, beliefs, and customs. Nurses must acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in cultural competency. Culturally competent nursing care helps ensure patient satisfaction and positive outcomes. This article discusses changes that are important to transcultural nursing. It identifies factors that define transcultural nursing and analyzes methods to promote culturally competent nursing care. The need for transcultural nursing will continue to be an important aspect in healthcare. Additional nursing research is needed to promote transcultural nursing.
Madeline M Maier-Lorentz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cultural diversity     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1071-5568     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cult Divers     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-28     Completed Date:  2009-03-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9439196     Medline TA:  J Cult Divers     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-43     Citation Subset:  N    
National University in San Diego, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel / ethnology
Clinical Competence
Cultural Competency / education,  ethics,  organization & administration*,  psychology
Cultural Diversity*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Needs and Demand
Models, Nursing
Nonverbal Communication / psychology
Nurse's Role* / psychology
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nursing Assessment
Organizational Innovation
Patient Satisfaction / ethnology
Personal Space
Taboo / psychology
Transcultural Nursing / education,  ethics,  organization & administration*
United States

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