Cultural competency

“Culture and Autism”—A Reader Responds

“Culture and Autism”—A Reader Responds

In response to the Spring 2009 Second Opinion column written by Estela Dimes, BSN, RN, we received this letter from Zenora Thompson, MSN, RN, an instructor in the nursing program at Kent State University's Ashtabula Campus in Ashtabula, Ohio, and the mother of a 22-year-old with autism

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

To help spread the word about this serious health threat, Baldo co-creators Hector Cantú and Carlos Castellanos partnered with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health

In Memoriam

Remembering Janice Kekahbah, MSN, RN, American Indian Nursing Leader and Ruth Davidhizar, DNS, RN, ARNP, BC, FAAN, Transcultural Nursing Expert.

Cultural Competence to Become Part of Hospital Accreditation Process

Cultural Competence to Become Part of Hospital Accreditation Process

The Joint Commission is working to develop the first-ever accreditation standards for the provision of culturally competent patient-centered care.

How to Treat Your Patients With CLAS

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?

Wanted: Funding for Culturally Competent Breast Cancer Education Resource

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.

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day Targets African Americans

Physicians across the nation can expect to be busier than usual this fall, thanks to a new health promotion campaign launched by the federal Office of Minority Health (OMH).

“Getting to the Heart” of Culturally Competent Care

There are currently some 500 American Indian tribes in the U.S., each with its own unique cultural beliefs, customs and traditions...

Encouraging Diversity Early in Life

Olga Savoskina, R.N., B.S.N. and Nikolai

One nurse (and mother) discusses the importance of exposing children to diversity at a young age

Racial and Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Care

Racial and  Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Care

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.

Nurses, Culture and Cancer

Nurses, Culture and Cancer

Through culturally competent outreach, education, research and patient care, nurses can make a dramatic difference in reducing minority cancer disparities

Students on a Mission

Students on a Mission

A class trip to Southeast Asia gives a diverse group of FNP students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of global health care challenges while helping the underserved.

The Role of Cultural Competency in Eliminating Health Disparities

By developing cultural proficiency, minority nurses can play a crucial role in helping patients of all races, ethnicities and cultures receive equal access to quality health care.

Are NCLEX® Testing Policies Culturally Insensitive?

A Muslim nurse’s experience of bias while taking the boards underscores the need for test center regulations that acknowledge and respect candidates’ cultural differences

Culture & Clinical Care

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?


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