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Advances in Nursing Science:
doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000016
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Cultural Competence in Health Care: An Emerging Theory

Soulé, Isabelle PhD, RN

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Abstract

This study examined the current state of cultural competence in health care using a qualitative descriptive design. Interviews were conducted with 20 multidisciplinary experts in culture and cultural competence from the United States and abroad. Findings identified 3 themes; awareness, engagement, and application that crossed 4 domains of cultural competence; intrapersonal, interpersonal, system/organization, and global.

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