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Keywords

cultural competence, health disparities, nursing students, social determinants of health, teaching strategies

 

Authors

  1. Lonneman, William DNP, RN

Abstract

Cultural competence education is essential for all nurses to better prepare them to address the underlying social environment of patients, families, and communities. This article describes a study with second degree nursing students that tested 6 teaching strategies for their effectiveness in raising cultural awareness, a key aspect of cultural competence. The results demonstrated that the interventions had a positive effect.