Date of Paper/Work
Type of Paper/Work
Systems Change Project
Doctor of Nursing Practice
This paper examines issues in cultural competencies in public health nursing. Using the evidence based approach; this paper integrates literature and public health nurses’ perspective in understanding cultural competence in practice. A focus group of 16 participants from a Midwestern county revealed the themes; culture is inclusive, cultural competence is a process, and moral distress in the provision of culturally competent care. Findings suggest that public health nurses take a broad perspective on cultural competency in their practice.
MacDonald, Michelle. (2012). A Step towards Understanding Cultural Competence in Public Health Nurses. Retrieved from Sophia, the St. Catherine University repository website: https://sophia.stkate.edu/dnp_projects/31