While America continues to become a more culturally diverse country with new immigrants arriving and those already here raising families, healthcare providers in the United States still largely come from a white, non-Hispanic background — almost 82%. Unfamiliar languages, beliefs, cultural practices, eating habits, etc., all present potential obstacles to the nurse providing care.
The three-part series, “Cultural Awareness in Healthcare” has been updated with new information and a more engaging look to help the nurse effectively recognize the challenges faced in providing care to a multicultural population and develop strategies to address these needs.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the importance of providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care.
- Explain key, specific ways that you can take to ensure that you provide appropriate care to different ethnic groups, including people from Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.