Cultural Diversity in Nursing Overview (01:03)
Nurses communicate with an increasingly diverse public. This program offers a starting point for training in transcultural nursing.
Defining Culture (04:55)
Social anthropologist Caroline de Fina defines culture as language, values and beliefs shared by a community and providing social structure. Society includes dominant and minority groups; value conflicts can occur. Multicultural societies hold universal values.
Multiculturalism in Australia (03:43)
Multicultural policy tries to show citizens how to coexist under a democratic government system and promotes respect and equality between cultures. De Fina discusses Australia's immigration history and race relations.
Transcultural Nursing (03:45)
There are health inequalities based on race and ethnicity; migrants generally have little knowledge of the healthcare system. Cultural background, expectations, beliefs, and context influence medical interactions. Nurses should be understanding, empathize, and have patience and respect for patients.
Cultural Conflict (03:23)
Discrimination based on race, religion, or nationality can lead to limited healthcare access. Nurses should treat patients equally and avoid stereotyping. Migrants often experience culture shock; learn about symptoms.
Effective Cultural Communication (05:31)
Communication includes verbal, vocal non-verbal, and body language; Australian English can be challenging to learn. Touch, eye contact, and personal space differ between cultures. Nurses should involve family, accept patient health ideas, and use interpreters when needed.
Credits: Cultural Diversity and Nursing Practice (00:29)
Credits: Cultural Diversity and Nursing Practice
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