Culturally-sensitive nursing care trainings effectively improve nurses' cultural competency. Nurses are required to have cultural competency in order to provide culturally sensitive nursing care for their patients. The purpose of this study was to improve nurse cultural competences through A Training Program of Culturally Sensitive Nursing Care for Patients with Respiratory Health Problems. The study utilized quasi-experiments design without control. The four-week training program was organized involving 93 nurses at Persahabatan Hospital Jakarta who were selected using purposive sampling. The nurse cultural competency instruments modified by the author from her previous work was used. The results of this study showed that after the training program, the nurse cultural competency increased significantly (p< 0.001 for cultural knowledge, p= 0.003 for cultural attitude, and p< 0.001 for cultural skills). It was found that the training program was effective to increase every aspect of nurse cultural competency. In conclusion, the nursing care training program was effective to increase nurse's cultural competency. Further programs are needed to improve the program outreach for all nurses and to be applied to the patients with a variety of health problems.
- Cultural competency, nurses training, culturally sensitive, nursing care