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Unformatted text preview: 2004). In order to provide good nursing care, we must have an awareness of, acceptance of, and respect of these differences. It is the nurses responsibility to learn the differences among these cultures. To obtain this knowledge, a nurse must rely on cultural skill. Cultural skill is described as the ability to collect relevant data pertaining to the client’s history (Hunt, 2009). A number of assessment tools have been designed to assist in collecting and organizing this cultural data. The tools consist of open-ended questions that give the patient the opportunity to describe their opinion of the health problem. These tools are extremely helpful when the nurse is unaware of what questions to ask. Running head: BECOMING A CULTURALLY SENSITIVE NURSE 2...
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- Spring '11
- Nursing, 21st century, culturally sensitive nurse