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Bio&Psycho Chapter 8

Perspectives in Transcultural Nursing

culture: the knowledge, belief, art, morals, laws, customs, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by humans as members of society
culturally competent nursing care: effective, individualized care that demonstrates respect for the dignity, personal rights, preferences, beliefs, and practices of the person receiving care, while acknowledging the biases of the caregiver and preventing these biases from interfering with
cultural nursing assessment: a systematic appraisal or examination of individuals, families, groups, and communities in terms of their cultural beliefs, values, and practices
minority: group of people whose physical or cultural characteristics differ from the majority of people in a society
subculture: relatively large groups of people who share characteristics that identify them as a distinct entity
transcultural nursing: nursing care to clients and families across cultural variations
Created by: jhrobins99