Did you know that OMH has produced a Final Report on the standards in a handy paperback book format that makes an excellent desktop resource for nurses in clinical practice who want to help their health care institutions implement the CLAS guidelines?
Meet Ruby and Pearl, two lovable, grandmotherly African-American ladies who have recently learned that a combination of monthly breast self-exams, regular mammograms and an annual clinical exam can reduce their risk of suffering from breast cancer.
Kuleana. This melodic Hawaiian word refers to a personal yet shared responsibility toward family and society. It's a philosophy that guides Jamie Kamailani Boyd, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., and her work, including the Pathway out of Poverty program she started in 2007.
Minority Americans pay a staggering price for disparities in diabetes care. There are as many reasons for these disparities as there are effects stemming from unequal treatment. Here, one researcher discusses the issue, including pertinent economic data, policy issues, the ethical issues at stake—and the relevance to the nursing profession.
Each patient, no matter what his or her heritage, will interpret and use cultural norms in slightly different ways; nurses treating those from Southeast Asian countries experience—and should familiarize themselves—with these cultural nuances.
Do patients who are immigrants from Central American countries prefer to be examined by a clinician of the same gender? Should a nurse make direct eye contact when addressing an elderly patient from Nigeria? What cultural traditions need to be respected when caring for a dying Korean patient?