Towards a Culturally Inclusive Model of Care: Quality Practice and Care Through the Lens of a Practising Nurse

Goldman, Natalie and Trimmer, Karen (2019) Towards a Culturally Inclusive Model of Care: Quality Practice and Care Through the Lens of a Practising Nurse. In: Ensuring Quality in Professional Education Volume I: Human Client Fields Pedagogy and Knowledge Structures. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 123-149. ISBN 9783030010959

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Abstract

When a nurse cares for a patient there is a set of expectations which must be met; not only for the management of health needs, but also to address interpersonal and social needs. Every person is different. Their values and belief systems and the cultural practices they follow, impact on how they like nursing care to be appropriated. The individual nurse varies in how they manage their patient’s care. They may not necessarily perceive or accommodate differences within and amongst people for whom they are caring. Locally, Australian indigenous nurses, Aborigines, have been under-represented in the nursing workforce and recognition of Aboriginal patients’ cultural needs have been surpassed by dominant Western culture. This is despite national health policy evolving, aimed at raising awareness of traditional owners’ beliefs and values. This chapter is a reflection on a practicing nurse’s experiences in delivering scientifically-sound care amid patients’ needs and best interests.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2020 06:27
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 22:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interculturalism, globalisation, cultural awareness, nursing, education, training
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01096-6_6
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38028

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