Associations give tips on fostering cultural diversity

Both RNs' and patients' diverse backgrounds should be considered
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By Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN
No matter what the setting, nurses and other healthcare professionals work with patients from diverse backgrounds who have divergent cultural and religious beliefs and also are of various ages, educational levels and sexual orientations. The nursing profession has recognized the need to increase diversity in the workforce to improve communication and patient education, adherence to treatment modalities, and ultimately improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
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