Cultural competency

Trouble in Paradise

Trouble in Paradise

In Hawaii, nurses are helping Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders reconnect with their traditional culture to combat a daunting array of health disparities

School Days

Although budget cutbacks are restricting hiring in some states, America’s school districts are facing an unprecedented need for school nurses who can provide care to students with a diverse range of cultural and medical needs.

Ready for Anything

While no one wants to imagine that another 9/11 or a bioterrorism attack could happen, the reality is that nurses and communities must be prepared to respond to such threats. Nurses of color can play a crucial leadership role in bringing culturally competent terrorism preparedness to America’s diverse communities.

Nurse, Advocate, Activist

Haydee Canovas is a nurse with an exceptional commitment to improving lives in the Hispanic community--and health care is just the beginning.

Resolving Differences Within Diversity

Providing culturally competent health care also means being sensitive to intra-ethnic conflicts between patients and providers

Completing the Circle

America’s unprecedented multiculturalism is creating an urgent need for culturally competent end-of-life care—and for the cultural sensitivity that minority nurses can contribute.

Taking the Initiative

By breaking down cultural barriers to health care and providing preventive education, nurses of color are helping to close minority health disparity gaps one patient at a time.

Treating Muslims with Cultural Sensitivity in a Post-9/11 World

From respecting patients’ religious needs to accommodating Muslim nurses’ dress requirements, understanding the role of Islam in Muslims’ lives is an essential cultural competency skill.

Creating a Sacred Space

Nurses who work with minority populations must learn to balance technology with spirituality.

The Power of a Pear

Using a culturally competent approach and an unusual teaching aid, a nurse educator in New Orleans is helping both African-American and Taiwanese women reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer.

Northern Exposure

Although many researchers still group them together with American Indians, Alaska Natives are finally emerging as a population with its own identity and unique health care needs.

CLAS Action

Minority nurses can play a crucial role in implementing the new federal standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in health care. So why are so many nurses still unaware that these standards exist?

The TAKE PRIDE Campaign

The TAKE PRIDE Campaign

The country is changing, with one-third of the population representing a historical "minority." In this increasingly diverse world, you can confidently say your workplace actively fosters diversity, inclusiveness, and cooperation.


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