Cultural competence of nurses in providing culturally sensitive nursing care for diabetic patients at Fatmawati Hospital Jakarta

Enie Novieastari, Azrul Azwar, Dewi Irawaty, Sudarti

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Abstract

Culture influences human behavior, including behavior during illness and hospitalization. Some problems occur during patient and nurse interactions if the nurses lack of cultural competency. In order to provide culturally sensitive nursing care to their patients, nurses need to consider the cultural dimension of their patients and posses the cultural competency. The purpose of this article is to identify the effect of Culturally Sensitive Nursing Care Training for enhancing nurses' cultural competence at Fatmawati Hospital. A quasi-experimental design with pre and post test without control group was used. A total sampel of sixty-three nurses who are involved in providing nursing care for diabetic patient at General Ward Fatmawati Hospital Jakarta participated in this study. The study found that the sub variables of cultural knowledge and cultural skills of nurses cultural competency were increase significantly after the intervention (p = 0,000,α =0.05). However, there are no significant mean difference of sub variable cultural attitude before and after intervention (p value = 0.364,α =0.05). As Conclusion, there are statistically different between nurses' cultural knowledge and cultural skills before and after intervention of Culturally Sensitive Nursing Care Training. Further study needed to improve the nurses' cultural attitude and to explore the relation between nurses cultural competency and patient satisfaction of nursing care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1037-1041
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Cultural competency
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Diabetic patient
  • Nursing care
  • Training

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