Cultural Competencies For Nurses: Impact On Health And by Linda Dayer-Berenson

By Linda Dayer-Berenson

This article Is A source to aid The Nurse in any respect degrees Navigate during the hindrances That tradition Can position at the sufferer event. It Compiles The heritage And concept in the back of Cultural Competency In Nursing and gives Key information about health and wellbeing ideals And The effect Of tradition On future health And disease.

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Social organization consists of the family unit and the social organizations in which one may have membership. Social organizations are structured in a variety of groups, including family, religious, ethnic, racial, as well as special interest groupings. Membership in groups, except for ethnic or racial groups, is voluntary. Social barriers also exist and can impact access to health care as was pointed out in the IOM (2003) report. These social barriers include unemployment, socioeconomic status, and lack of health insurance.

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To fully understand any nursing theory or nursing care model, one must understand the operational definitions for key terms. Traditionally nursing has four metaparadigms: the concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing. Leininger feels that the paradigm of nursing is too limited in its definition, so that construct was replaced by caring. Caring, according to Leininger, has a better ability to explain nursing. She feels that the concept of “person” is too limiting and culture bound to explain nursing because the concept of person does not exist in every culture.

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