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Nursing: Cultural Competency
Resources and links to help you with your nursing research.
Cultural competence is based on a body of knowledge derived from scientific and behavioral information about culture, ethnicity, and race. It describes how to best meet the needs of an increasingly diverse patient population and how to effectively advocate for them.
Selected Books - Print
Transcultural Health Care by Larry D. Purnell
Call Number: RA418.5.T73 T73 2013
Culture Care Diversity and Universality by Madeleine M. Leininger; Marilyn R. McFarland
The Office of Minority Health is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.
A non profit organization, dedicated to increasing awareness to the issues of Transcultural Nursing, to promote cultural diversity in nursing, and propose solutions when problems of bias or conflict arise
National Cancer Institute supports research to identify and understand the factors that contribute to disparities. NCI also funds studies to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate interventions.
The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is the cornerstone of the NCI's efforts to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in our society. The Center is committed to improving our understanding of the causes of disparities and reducing and eliminating them.
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote the sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women and girls globally by shaping the development and implementation of U.S. policies.
The mission of the NCCC is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.
The specific goals of the Forum are to improve both the quality and use of data on the aging population by:
widening access to information on the aging population through periodic publications and other means; promoting communication among data producers, researchers, and public policymakers; coordinating the development and use of statistical databases among federal agencies; identifying information gaps and data inconsistencies; investigating questions of data quality; encouraging cross-national research and data collection on the aging population; and addressing concerns regarding collection, access, and dissemination of data.