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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Diversity stats are telling
Data on U.S. population and RN population show imbalance.
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Associations weigh in on issue
Understanding nurses' and patients' cultures are equally important.
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Chasing diversity in nursing
Increasing diversity is a challenge that's worth the effort.
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Caring for LGBTQ patients
Discrimination and access to care are challenges for this population.
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Diversity goes deeper than DNA
Cultural diversity, competency are keys to improving nation's health.
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NAHN focuses on recruitment
Diversity initiatives simultaneously target health disparity rates.
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Inclusion's role in diversity
Inclusion underscores the need to value each individual on a team.
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The law has role in diversity
Legal protections exist to promote and protect diverse groups.
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