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ICHRN Knowledge Library

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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2010-07-16
  • Title
    Cultural Similarity, Cultural Competence and Nurse Workforce Diversity
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    SAGE journals online
  • Year
    2010
  • Author
    McGinnis SL, Brush BL & Moore J
  • Description
    "This study examined the use of national racial/ethnic categories in both patient and registered nurse (RN) populations and found them to be a poor indicator of cultural similarity. Rather, we found that cultural similarity between RN and patient populations needs to be established at the level of local labor markets and broadened to include other cultural parameters such as country of origin, primary language, and self-identified ancestry." (excerpt from abstract)
  • Categories
    Workforce Assessment, Planning and Policy, Nursing Human Resources Management
  • Keywords
    diversity, cultural competence, race, ethnicity
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