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Education and Training in Culturally Competent Care

  • Larry Purnell
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Abstract

The International council of Nurses (ICN) acknowledges the requirement for nurses to receive appropriate initial and ongoing education and training as well as life-long learning to practice competently; other major participants in the planning and direction of nursing education, nursing services, regulatory bodies, and other health related activities are included. Governmental agencies, NGOs, and national nursing associations and organizations are responsible for overseeing and regulating the education of nurses. ICN supports the integration of cultural care knowledge and training for cultural competence into all levels of nursing education (Madden-Styles and Affara, ICN on regulation: towards 21st century models. Global health care is core knowledge, Geneva, 1998). In addition, cultural content is required for all nursing programs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of NursingUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Excelsior CollegeAlbanyUSA

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