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

Jones M, Cason C, Bond M ...see all

Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society / Transcultural Nursing Society, vol. 15, issue 4 (2004) pp. 283-90

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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.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • African Americans: education
  • African Americans: psychology
  • Aged
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Clinical Competence
  • Clinical Competence: standards
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Educational Status
  • European Continental Ancestry Group
  • European Continental Ancestry Group: education
  • European Continental Ancestry Group: psychology
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Personnel
  • Health Personnel: education
  • Health Personnel: psychology
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Hispanic Americans: education
  • Hispanic Americans: psychology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Needs Assessment
  • Questionnaires
  • Self Efficacy
  • Southwestern United States
  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Transcultural Nursing: education
  • Urban Health

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Authors

  • Mary Elaine Jones

  • Carolyn L Cason

  • Mary Lou Bond

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