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Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 1997 May-Jun;14(3):121-6.

Cross-cultural training for nurses: a research-based education project.

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  • 1Maui Community College, Nursing Division, Hawaii, USA.

Abstract

Of the 100,374 persons living in Maui County, Hawaii, 58 percent are Asians and Pacific Islanders, and 39 percent are Caucasians. By contrast, a visual survey of the nursing staff of two home care agencies showed approximately 85 percent Caucasians and 15 percent People of Color. A research-based, Cross-Cultural Training (CCT) was conducted to educate home care nurses about the beliefs, values, and practices regarding illness and dying among the Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese and gay-Caucasian communities. The training protocol adapted the cultural assimilator and behavior modeling methods utilized in Harrison's 1992 study with the addition of a panel presentation by ethnic and cultural experts. Pre- and posttest measures of the combined approach yielded positive results in reactions and behavioral skills, although learning results were not statistically significant.

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