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cultural competence

Advancing Health Outcomes
February 13, 2018

Providing respectful and competent care is a cornerstone of exceptional nursing. However, a patient’s perception of healthcare and healthcare providers’ abilities to provide comprehensive care can be impacted (positively or negatively) by a healthcare provider’s ability to take a patient’s own background and experiences into account. One organization working to help increase the comfort level in Alaska Native (AN) and American Indian (AI) people seeking healthcare is the Recruitment and Retention of Alaska Natives into Nursing (RRANN) program through the University of Alaska Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Modern Nurse
July 25, 2017

Healthcare providers often need support when delivering care to culturally diverse patient populations. We recently spoke with Beth Lincoln, MSN, RN, NP, president of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS), to learn more about how transcultural nurses provide culturally sensitive care to patients from around the world.

The Modern Nurse
November 21, 2016

Improving the health of women can not only save lives, it can contribute to the overall health and economy of a nation. Nurses can help communities improve women’s health by providing education, healthcare services, health supplies and increased awareness of key issues.

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