Skip to content

Cultural attitudes, knowledge, and skills of a health workforce.

by Mary Elaine Jones, Carolyn L Cason, Mary Lou Bond
Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society ()
Get full text at journal

Abstract

This study describes cultural attitudes, knowledge, and skill of 409 health care workers using the Ethnic Attitude Scale, the Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale, and a demographic inventory. Findings suggest cultural knowledge and educational preparation of the health worker may influence cultural skills. Workers that were most confident in their cultural skills in working with other cultural groups were more confident in knowledge of cultural concepts and had higher education levels. The results also suggest gaps in workers' knowledge of other cultures and how to care for them in culturally sensitive ways. Educational interventions may enhance workers' knowledge. Whether such enhanced knowledge yields improved patient care outcomes remains to be answered.

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

9 Readers on Mendeley
by Discipline
 
33% Medicine and Dentistry
 
22% Social Sciences
 
11% Arts and Humanities
by Academic Status
 
44% Student > Doctoral Student
 
33% Student > Ph. D. Student
 
11% Librarian
by Country
 
11% United States
 
11% Saudi Arabia

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Sign up & Download

Already have an account? Sign in