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