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  1. McHenry, Diana Mebane BSN, RN,C


Patient education is a vital part of nursing practice, but the inability to provide consistent culturally sensitive patient care to minority populations has most certainly contributed to disparities in health and healthcare. This article explores minority populations in the United States and their characteristics in relation to health and healthcare, popular cultural competence theories, and nursing school curricula, and discusses teaching strategies for developing more culturally competent nursing professionals.