Assessment of level of comfort in providing multicultural nursing care by baccalaureate nursing students

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dc.contributor.author Kulwicki, A.
dc.contributor.author Boloink, B.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-20T07:07:08Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-20T07:07:08Z
dc.date.copyright 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2169-415X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6370
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to measure the level of comfort in providing transcultural nursing care to clients of diverse cultural backgrounds by graduating baccalaureate students. The sample consisted of 71 senior baccalaureate students. The Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale developed by Bernal and Froman was modified and used to measure the confidence level of the graduating nurses in providing transcultural care to five major minority groups in Michigan. The Cultural Self Efficacy Scale is a 26-item Likert type scale which is grouped into two categories: knowledge of cultural concepts for specific ethnic groups (African Americans, Latino-Hispanics, Middle Easterners/Arabics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Native American), and confidence in transcultural nursing skills. The items are rated on a scale of 1-5. Results of the study indicate a total mean cultural self-efficacy rating of 2.6. This suggests that the graduating students had little self confidence in their ability to give culturally congruent care. This was evident across the five ethnic groups. Test item analysis for specific ethnic groups suggest that students felt the least degree of confidence in their knowledge of class structure and migration patterns. They felt the greatest degree of confidence in their knowledge of family organization and economic style of living. Test item analysis for the skills suggest that students had the highest degree of confidence in their ability to use interpreters that were provided by either the family or the hospital. They had the least amount of confidence in their ability to instruct clients in child care and evaluating the effectiveness of discharge teaching. Results suggest that the sample of graduating baccalaureate students studied do not feel confident about caring for Michigan's five major ethnic groups. The data obtained in this study support previous research that nursing students are not provided with the experiences needed to give transcultural care to ethnically diverse populations en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Assessment of level of comfort in providing multicultural nursing care by baccalaureate nursing students en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SON en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201606027 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Cultural Diversity en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 40-45 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Kulwicki, A., & Boloink, B. J. (1995). Assessment of level of comfort in providing multicultural nursing care by baccalaureate nursing students. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 3(2), 40-45. en_US
dc.author.email anahid.kulwicki@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/9204822 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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