Promoting culturally competent perinatal care practices among nurses and other health care providers who work with South Asian women

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2012-07-17

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Sandhu, Karmjit

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This project was conducted to explore the literature related to culturally competent care with the goal of developing an education program to help perinatal nurses and other health care providers reflect on their daily practice for providing culturally competent care to South Asian women and incorporate the important components of culturally competent care. Leininger‟s Theory of Cultural Care Diversity and Universality provides a theoretical lens which can guide perinatal nurses and other health care providers in their work with women from diverse cultures. Based on the literature review on culturally competent care and my own knowledge and experiences working with this population, I have developed a one day culturally competent care workshop utilizing multiple teaching and learning strategies to deliver the workshop content. The ultimate goal is to help perinatal nurses and other health care providers become culturally competent when providing care for this population. This project will make a positive contribution to nursing by inviting perinatal health care nurses and other health care providers to reflect on their practices, identify their own values and beliefs, increase their cultural knowledge and skills, and generate positive attitudes when providing Culturally Competent Care for South Asian women.

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promoting, perinatal care practices, competent, nurses, health care provider, south asian, women

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