Cultural competence

Putting Culturally Competent Communication into Hospital Accreditation

Last summer, The Joint Commission’s culturally and linguistically competent patient-centered communication standards became part of the hospital accreditation process. One year later, what difference are they making?

Death and Dying Across Cultures

At this most difficult time in the lives of patients and their families, end-of-life care that is sensitive to diverse religious and cultural needs becomes supremely important

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

For American Indian and Alaska Native nurses, combining traditional beliefs with modern treatments not only provides culturally competent care but helps keep their heritage alive

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