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Nursing Lecturers’ Perception and Experience of Teaching Cultural Competence: A European Qualitative Study

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Department of Physiatry and Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad de Zaragoza, Calle Domingo Miral s/n, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad San Jorge, Autovía Mudéjar, km. 299, Villanueva de Gállego, 50830 Zaragoza, Spain
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Servicio Aragonés de Salud, Miguel Servet Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Paseo Isabel la Católica, 1-3, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Department of Nursing, AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
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Faculty of Health Sciences, Halit Aydin Campus 38, Istanbul Aydin University, Sefaköy-Küçükçekmece, Istanbul 34295, Turkey
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Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre, School of Education and Social Science, Praça do Município 11, 7300-110 Portalegre, Portugal
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Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre, School of Health Sciences, Praça do Município 11, 7300-110 Portalegre, Portugal
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Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria, Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(3), 1357; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031357
Received: 14 December 2020 / Revised: 25 January 2021 / Accepted: 27 January 2021 / Published: 2 February 2021
Cultural competence is an essential component in providing effective and culturally responsive healthcare services, reducing health inequalities, challenging racism in health care and improving patient safety, satisfaction and health outcomes. It is thus reasonable that undergraduate nursing students can develop cultural competency through education and training. The aim of this paper was to investigate nursing lecturers’ perception and experience of teaching cultural competence in four undergraduate nursing programs. A phenomenological approach was selected to illicit nursing lecturers’ perception of culture and experience of teaching cultural competence. Semi-structured personal interviews were held with a sample of 24 lecturers from four European universities. The anonymized transcripts were analyzed qualitatively following Braun and Clark’s phases for thematic analysis. Six themes and fifteen subthemes emerged from thematic analysis of the transcripts. Cultural competence was not explicitly integrated in the nursing curricula. Instead, the lecturers used mainly examples and case studies to illustrate the theory. The integration of cultural content in the modules was unplanned and not based on a specific model. Nursing programs should be examined to establish how cultural content is integrated in the curricula; clear guidelines and standards for a systematic integration of cultural content in the nursing curriculum should be developed. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural competency; nursing education; qualitative research; transcultural nursing cultural competency; nursing education; qualitative research; transcultural nursing
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Antón-Solanas, I.; Huércanos-Esparza, I.; Hamam-Alcober, N.; Vanceulebroeck, V.; Dehaes, S.; Kalkan, I.; Kömürcü, N.; Coelho, M.; Coelho, T.; Casa-Nova, A.; Cordeiro, R.; Ramón-Arbués, E.; Moreno-González, S.; Tambo-Lizalde, E. Nursing Lecturers’ Perception and Experience of Teaching Cultural Competence: A European Qualitative Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1357. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031357

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Antón-Solanas I, Huércanos-Esparza I, Hamam-Alcober N, Vanceulebroeck V, Dehaes S, Kalkan I, Kömürcü N, Coelho M, Coelho T, Casa-Nova A, Cordeiro R, Ramón-Arbués E, Moreno-González S, Tambo-Lizalde E. Nursing Lecturers’ Perception and Experience of Teaching Cultural Competence: A European Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(3):1357. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031357

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Antón-Solanas, Isabel, Isabel Huércanos-Esparza, Nadia Hamam-Alcober, Valérie Vanceulebroeck, Shana Dehaes, Indrani Kalkan, Nuran Kömürcü, Margarida Coelho, Teresa Coelho, Antonio Casa-Nova, Raul Cordeiro, Enrique Ramón-Arbués, Sergio Moreno-González, and Elena Tambo-Lizalde. 2021. "Nursing Lecturers’ Perception and Experience of Teaching Cultural Competence: A European Qualitative Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 3: 1357. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031357

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