1. Huffman, Melinda MSN, RN, CGRN

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Nationally, organizations and programs that provide primary care are struggling to respond effectively to the needs of individuals and families from racially, ethically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups. Cultural competence is respecting the differences and similarities of others. It is a developmental process that evolves over an extended period. Cultural competence extends beyond race and gender and encourages human skills that incorporate diversity, and cross cultural and human understanding. In this lecture, ethnicity, engrams, CLAS in healthcare (the 14 standards), and the six stages of intercultural sensitivity (Bennett) will be discussed.


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We are pleased to present the abstracts from SGNA's 34th Annual Course, Charting a Course for Professional Growth. The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. In keeping with the tradition of the Annual Course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.