Cultural Diversity and Nursing Care
- : Surry Hills NSW 2010
There is no doubt that culture has a significant impact on the way a person interprets health and illness. Providing holistic nursing care relies on the development of culturally sensitive professional relationships and actions. Attend this program and discover:
- What impact does a person’s culture have on health?
- Is hoilstic care and "otherness" the same?
- Strategies to prevent cultural blindness in the health setting
- What are magicoreligious beliefs?
- How can evidenced nursing care promote cultural diversity?
- A look at food and its relationship to culture
- How do kinship and social organisations differ between cultures and what does this mean for the provision of nursing care?
The Goal Need for Program
Australia is continually changing as a result of its expanding communities who originate from many cultures. This has resulted in Australia having one of the most diverse populations in the world. The diversity of people from different cultures impacts on how health and disease may be interpreted as well as managed by staff, patients and families. With the dynamic changes occurring in healthcare - many of which are Western-centric - it is essential that nurses are skilled in modern cultural imperatives if they are to provide quality driven holistic nursing care. This includes being culturally informed and knowledgeable and understanding how the cultural background of the nurse can influence care.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this program is to promote cultural awareness to nurses as a central focus of quality driven holistic care.
Your learning outcomes:
Use a holistic nursing approach to identify and take action on health issues that are grounded in culturally specific beliefs and practices
Have more insight into the complexities of cross cultural communication and how it affects nursing assessment and care
Advocate for patients of differing culture who find assertiveness in the health setting a challenge
Collaborate with interdisciplinary colleagues to enable optimum outcomes for those experiencing cultural dislocation or distress
To Be Determined