Understanding culture in practice: reflections of an Australian Indigenous nurse

Blackman, Renee (2010) Understanding culture in practice: reflections of an Australian Indigenous nurse. Contemporary Nurse, 37 (1). pp. 31-34.

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Abstract

Most health care organisations aspire to develop a culturally competent workforce. Australian nurses are bound by professional standards to achieving this goal and there is a clear commitment by lead organisations to deliver nursing care that is mindful about respecting cultural diversity (ANMC, 2005). The development of a nursing workforce that is equipped with knowledge and an embedded attitude of cultural sensitivity and safety is a nursing workforce that will bring about positive change and improved consumer experiences (Chenoweth, Jeon, Goff & Burke, 2006). This paper will reflect on current discussion about cultural competence from the perspective of an Indigenous nurse, and present a personal learning pathway toward a goal of cultural competence.

Item ID: 17373
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: cross cultural nursing care; cultural competence; Indigenous nurse
ISSN: 1037-6178
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2011 22:52
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 50%
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