Dr. Marianne Hattar-Pollara is the founding Chair of the Nursing Department of California State University Northridge. Her research and publications examine cross cultural and global women’s health issues and international nursing. She had held several professorial and administrative positions including the Associate Dean for research and graduate programs and Chair of the Ph.D. program positions at APU, where she led the wok in developing and of the Nursing Ph.D. program. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of California, San Francisco and a Master’s degree She from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)) and is past Chair of the Expert Panel of the Global Nursing and Health of the American Academy of Nursing.
Reducing health disparities and achieving equitable health care for all remains a pivotal goal in today’s health care. A culturally competent health care system can help improve health outcomes and quality of care, and can contribute to the elimination of health disparities. Examples of strategies to move the health care system towards these goals include the development of the global guidelines for culturally competent nursing practice. The focus of this paper is on detailing the process of developing the global guidelines for culturally competent practice and on providing examples of how health care institution can develop and facilitate culturally competent clinical practice.
Audience take away:
- Participantswill obtain best practice guidelines in culturally competent clinical practice
- Learnstrategies to improve culturally competent care through implementations in curricular academic and clinical organizational settings
- Implement strategies of culturally competent care in own practice
- Develop comparative assessment/evaluative studies to measure impact