Cultural Competencies for Nurses

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Cultural Competencies for Nurses : Impact on Health and Illness

This Text Is A Resource To Help The Nurse At All Levels Navigate Through The Obstacles That Culture Can Place On The Patient Experience. It Compiles The History And Theory Behind Cultural Competency In Nursing And Offers Key Information Regarding Health Beliefs And The Impact Of Culture On Health And Illness.

Cultural Competencies for Nurses: Impact on Health and Illness by Linda Dayer-Berenson will make it easier for students to compare and contrast cultural beliefs and practices among various groups [and] help students understand concepts such as cultural diversities, health care disparities, as well as global health issues related to cultural differences. It is a great resource for all nurses. I would definitely prescribe it for my students, as well as keep it as a resource for my own use. I believe the book has made significant contribution to the existing knowledge about culture care.-Ditsapelo McFarland, Adelphi University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
p. 1
Birth of Transcultural Nursing to Current Theories and Conceptual Models for Cultural Diversityp. 9
Chapter Objectivesp. 9
Introductionp. 10
Population Growthp. 12
Bicultural/Multiculturalp. 12
Acculturationp. 13
Other Areas of Diversityp. 14
Overview of Conceptual Models for Cultural Diversityp. 14
Nonnursing Models for Cultural Assessmentp. 18
Selected Nursing Models for Cultural Assessmentp. 18
Summaryp. 32
Culturep. 41
Chapter Objectivesp. 41
Introductionp. 42
The Sick Role and the Need for Cultural Sensitivityp. 43
Primary and Secondary Characteristics of Culturep. 44
Subculturesp. 45
Impact of Culture and Ethicsp. 46
Culture and Mental Healthp. 47
Race and Ethnicityp. 49
Ethnocentrismp. 52
Generalizations and Stereotypingp. 54
Cultural Mismatch and Cultural Painp. 56
Culture and Its Impact on the Patient Rolep. 56
Cultural Formulation and Culture-Bound Syndromesp. 57
Cultural Differences in Mortality and Morbidityp. 57
Impact of Genderp. 58
Impact of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgenderp. 61
Homophobia and Incidence of Discriminationp. 62
The Importance of Acceptancep. 63
Summaryp. 64
Global Diversityp. 69
Chapter Objectivesp. 69
Introductionp. 70
Cultural Diversity Definedp. 71
Cultural Factors Impacting the Clinical Relationshipp. 71
The Importance of Striving for Understandingp. 73
Language Barriersp. 74
Proper Use of Interpretersp. 75
Cultural Humilityp. 76
Impact of Diversityp. 77
Culturally Discordant Carep. 80
Health Disparitiesp. 80
Impact of Diversity on Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 81
Barriers to Health Carep. 82
Ethnopharmacologyp. 83
Reasons for Health Disparitiesp. 83
Global Healthcare Disparitiesp. 84
Global Diversity-The Role of Nursingp. 85
Culture of Povertyp. 86
United Statesp. 87
United Kingdomp. 88
Australiap. 92
Canadap. 93
South Africap. 94
Recommendationsp. 94
Summaryp. 95
Organization of Healthcare Delivery in the21st Centuryp. 101
Chapter Objectivesp. 101
Introductionp. 102
National Standards: Culturally and linguistically Appropriate Servicesp. 103
Standards of Care: Institute of Medicinep. 103
Identified Barriers that Contribute to Healthcare Disparitiesp. 107
Clinical Uncertaintyp. 109
Biasesp. 110
Role of Educationp. 110
Impact on Public Healthp. 111
Discrimination and Equitable Quality Healthcare Deliveryp. 112
Ethicsp. 112
Crossing the Quality Chasmp. 114
Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Teamsp. 118
Need to Improve Diversity of Nursing and Healthcare Workforcep. 119
Impact oh Provision of Primary Care by Nurse Practitionersp. 121
Opportunities for Nurses to Attain Cultural Competency Certificationp. 123
Future Researchp. 123
Summaryp. 124
Unit 2p. 129
Black Americansp. 133
Chapter Objectivesp. 133
Introductionp. 134
Historical Backgroundp. 135
Statisticsp. 137
Blacks and the US Healthcare Systemp. 139
Definition of Health and Illnessp. 140
Traditional Healing Methodsp. 141
Current Health Problemsp. 143
Disparitiesp. 146
Mistrust of the Healthcare Systemp. 147
Barriers to Carep. 148
Impact of Communicationp. 150
Impact of Time and Spacep. 151
Impact of Environmentp. 152
Impact of Biologic Variationsp. 153
Impact on Social Organizationp. 158
Impact on Faith and Spiritualityp. 158
Summaryp. 159
Hispanics/Latinosp. 167
Chapter Objectivesp. 167
Introductionp. 168
Terminology: Latinos or Hispanics?p. 168
Backgroundp. 169
History of Hispanics in the United Statesp. 170
Mexican Americansp. 170
Puerto Ricansp. 188
Cuban Americansp. 194
Central Americansp. 195
Dominican Americansp. 195
South Americansp. 196
Consequences of Immigration to the United States for Hispanicsp. 196
Summaryp. 196
Asians/Pacific Islandersp. 201
Chapter Objectivesp. 201
Introductionp. 202
Backgroundp. 202
Chinese Americansp. 204
Korean Americansp. 220
Cambodian Americansp. 225
Vietnamese Americansp. 229
Asian Indian Americansp. 232
Japanese Americansp. 235
Filipino Americansp. 236
Pacific Islander Americansp. 239
Summaryp. 239
Native Americansp. 245
Chapter Objectivesp. 245
Introductionp. 246
Historical Backgroundp. 246
Variables Impacting Degree of Acculturationp. 250
Definition of Health and Illnessp. 250
Specific Nursing Considerationsp. 251
Traditional Health Beliefsp. 252
Impact of Communicationp. 256
Impact of Time and Spacep. 257
Impact of Social Organizationp. 258
Biologic Variationsp. 259
Impact of Faith and Spiritualityp. 260
Navajosp. 262
Alaska Natives/American Eskimosp. 264
Summaryp. 268
Whites (Non-Hispanic)p. 273
Chapter Objectivesp. 273
Introductionp. 274
Historical Backgroundp. 274
Settlers of the New Worldp. 275
Mass Migration of the1820s to the 1880sp. 276
Projectionsp. 278
Irish Americansp. 282
Italian Americansp. 288
Appalachiansp. 291
TheAmishp. 294
Roma (Gypsies)p. 298
Jewish Americansp. 300
Russian Americansp. 306
Summaryp. 315
Glossary of Additional Cultural Termsp. 321
Appendixp. 329
Backgroundp. 329
Principles of Muslim Faithp. 330
Muslim Health Beliefsp. 330
Important Nursing Implicationsp. 330
Indexp. 333
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Cultural Health Assessment June 5, 2011
This textbook is a resource to help the nurse at all levels navigate through the obstacles that culture can place on the patient experience. This is an extremely comprehensive resource and I believe it should be in all reference libraries pertaining to pastoral care and hospital ministry. This is more of a reference than a must-read type of textbook. Nice addition to the library.
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