ERIC Number: ED316128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Adapting the Nursing Curriculum To Enhance Nurse/Patient Relationship by Meeting the Needs of the Multi-Ethnic, Multicultural South Florida Community.
Belock, Shirley; And Others
Florida International University's project is designed to sensitize nurses to the intercultural, interracial problems experienced when working with the local, multiethnic community. It consists of an educational module augmenting the technical curriculum and intended to: (1) enhance nurses' knowledge and understanding of cultural and racial issues; (2) improve verbal and nonverbal communication between non-Hispanic white nurses and their Hispanic, black, Haitian, Asian, Jamaican, Jewish, and Caribbean patients; (3) help nurses understand their own biases and evaluate underlying assumptions in their treatment of culturally different patients; (4) clarify myths and identify realities about culturally and racially different individuals; (5) improve nurse-patient relationships; (6) increase job satisfaction and effectiveness; (7) enhance the role of the patient's family in the treatment process; (8) encourage faculty to explore cultural and racial issues; (9) prepare nurses for some patients' culture shock on entering the hospital; (10) alleviate patient feelings of being alienated, ignored, and dehumanized; and (11) increase understanding of the multiethnic/multicultural patient population in a variety of health care situations. Five references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida International Univ., Miami. School of Nursing.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida