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What can I do to be culturally sensitive to my patients?

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  Question: What can I do to be culturally sensitive to my patients? –Patrycja C. Answer: To be culturally sensitive, you have to be culturally competent. This is “nursing knowledge and understanding of another …

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New Study to Define Health Issues in LGBTQ Community

The PRIDE study is the first of its kind. It aims to follow the same large group of LGBTQ people over the span of the next few decades. Enrollement is open to anyone who resides within the United States, identifies as a gender or sexual minority, and is over 18, its enrollment …

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Frontier Nursing University Awarded $1,998,000 Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant

Hyden, KY — Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has been awarded the Nursing Workforce Diversity grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant totals $1,998,000 in funding in support of a four-year project that will be led by FNU with assistance from several key partner organizations. The goal …

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Cultural Competency: Matters of Modesty

Growing up, we were taught to be modest. As we became adults and more comfortable with who we are as a person, modesty may have become more important in our lives, or perhaps, less important. It depends on our personal circumstances and beliefs. Whatever our personal feelings are, as a …

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10 Tips On Providing Culturally Competent Care To LGBTQ Patients

How knowledgeable are you about the LGBTQ community and their healthcare issues? Do you know enough about the terms used in this community, such as the word queer? It doesn’t mean what it used to mean. As the LGBTQ community becomes more comfortable coming out and expressing themselves, hopefully they …

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