Culturally Sensitive Care
by Nursing CE Catalog
Every aspect of a person’s life is influenced by his or her culture. Behavior, including behavior affecting health, is culturally determined. As the population of the United States continues to diversify, recognition of cultural differences and their impact on health care becomes more critical. Nurses provide health care to culturally diverse client populations in a variety of settings. Knowledge of culturally relevant information is essential for delivering competent nursing care. The purpose/goal of this course is to describe the various concepts related to culture, the importance of diversity in American society, the influence of culture on health, and transcultural nursing.Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following: • Explain the concepts of culture, ethnicity, race, ethnocentrism, and stereotyping.• Describe dominant values in the United States.• Discuss the six organizing phenomena of culture.• Recognize the impact of cultural values on health and health care delivery.• Describe the process of transcultural nursing.• Discuss nursing strategies that ensure the delivery of culturally competent care.Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 1.5 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 1.5 contact hours.This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented. The estimated time to complete the activity is 1.5 hour(s).This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.