Cultural Competence: The Elements of the Culture Care Framework


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Cultural Competence: The Elements of the Culture Care Framework
In most healthcare organizations nurses provide care for patient populations that are diverse in terms of their race, culture and sexual orientation. According to the Canadian Nurses Association (2004) the Canadian population has a greater variety of cultures than it did in the past. Nurses have to be able to recognize and respect cultural differences that affect their patients’ health and the health decisions that they make. Culturally competent care is necessary to provide the best patient outcomes (Canadian Nurses Association, 2004). The elements of the Culture Care Framework described by Srivastava (2007) are cultural knowledge, cultural sensitivity and cultural resources....
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