Cultural competence and holistic practice: implications for nursing education, practice, and research
Holistic Nursing Practice 23(3): 153-157
ISSN/ISBN: 1550-5138 PMID: 19411994 DOI: 10.1097/hnp.0b013e3181a056a0
Western society is becoming increasingly diverse in its cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious composition and this has implications for nursing education, practice, and research. Although the healthcare setting is becoming increasingly multicultural, nurses often lack "cultural competence." Incorporating cultural competence in nursing curricula, organizational policy, and research programs will help prepare nurses for multicultural practice environments.