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dc.contributor.authorChipps, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorDe Beer, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-18T11:47:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-18T11:47:00Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationDe Beer, J. & Chipps, J. (2015). A survey of cultural competence of critical care nurses in KwaZulu-Natal, South African Journal of Critical Care, 30 (2): 50-54en_US
dc.identifier.issn1562-8264
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10566/2851
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Nurses are primary caregivers and have a key role in providing care in a culturally diverse healthcare system, such as in South Africa (SA). Nurses need cultural competence in the management of patients within this cultural context. A healthcare system staffed by a culturally competent workforce can provide high-quality care to diverse population groups, contributing to the elimination of health disparities. OBJECTIVE: To describe the self-rated levels of cultural competence of nurses working in critical care settings in a selected public hospital in SA. METHODS: A quantitative descriptive survey was conducted with nurses from eight critical care units in a selected public hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, using the Inventory to Access the Process of Cultural Competency - Revised (IAPCC-R) cultural competence questionnaire. RESULTS: Nearly three quarters of the critical care nurses scored highest in the cultural awareness range of the cultural competence scale, with nurses from non-English-speaking backgrounds scoring significantly higher in cultural competence than English-speaking nurses. CONCLUSION: In addressing the many faces of cultural diversity, healthcare professionals must realise that these faces share a common vision: to obtain quality healthcare services that are culturally responsive and culturally relevant to the specific cultural group.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Groupen_US
dc.rightsPublisher retains copyright. Authors may archive the published version in their Institutional Repository.
dc.source.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAJCC.188
dc.subjectCultural competenceen_US
dc.subjectCritical careen_US
dc.subjectNursesen_US
dc.titleA survey of cultural competence of critical care nurses in KwaZulu-Natalen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.status.ispeerreviewedtrue
dc.description.accreditationDepartment of HE and Training approved listen_US


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