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J Cult Divers. 2009 Winter;16(4):151-7.

Giving voice: incorporating the wisdom of Hispanic RNs into practice.

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Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, 2255 NW Northrup St., Portland, OR 97210, USA.


This study used Heideggerian phenomenology to: 1) explore professional practice values and ethical concerns of Hispanic nurses practicing in the Pacific Northwest; and 2) describe values conflicts experienced by Hispanic nurses in clinical practice. Twenty-seven Hispanic nurses were interviewed about nursing practice experiences. Themes included: obligation to serve the Hispanic community; correct cultural mistakes; teach about racism and discrimination; protect professional relationships; act as interpreter and cultural broker; balance additional workload; and represent all Hispanic nurses. Recommendations are included for creating an inclusive work environment that values the wisdom of diverse communities of nurses consistent with ICN Code of Ethics.

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