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Nurs Educ Perspect. 2013 Mar-Apr;34(2):88-94.

Evaluating cultural competence in the clinical practicum.

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City University of New York Graduate College, Staten Island, New York, USA. marianne.jeffreys@csi.cuny.edu

Abstract

AIM:

The main purpose is to introduce a tool for evaluating the extent of culturally specific care provided for a diverse clientele, the frequency of cultural assessments, and the development of culturally sensitive and professionally appropriate attitudes, values, and beliefs.

BACKGROUND:

Legal, ethical, and accreditation mandates demand theoretically based, valid, comprehensive tools to assess aspects of culturally specific care; yet no relevant ones existed.

METHOD:

The Cultural Competence Clinical Evaluation Tool (CCCET) was administered at the end of a second semester medical-surgical nursing course (n = 161).

RESULTS:

The Content Validity Index (CVI) was 0.91. The reliability coefficients provided evidence for internal consistency.

CONCLUSION:

Student and teacher ratings were relatively close, suggesting that respondents took the task of CCCET completion seriously and honestly, that cultural competence was a visible theme throughout the course, and that students and instructors worked closely together in the clinical practicum setting to achieve learning objectives (including cultural competence).

PMID:
23763021
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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