Practice Application Topics of Professional Interest| Volume 110, ISSUE 2, P186-187, February 2010

Moving Cultural Competency from Abstract to Act

      The buzz phrase “cultural competency” has made a splash in the scientific literature of late, with many organizations and authors emphasizing why it is important, analyzing the effectiveness of programs that teach it, and working to establish some uniformity in how it is defined. Variation lies even in whether to label cultural competence as a process, outcome, or skill (
      • Alexander G.R.
      Cultural competence models in nursing.
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