Culturally Competent Care: Using the ESFT Model in NursingBeard, Kenya V. EdD, GNP-BC, NP-C, ACNP-BC, CNE; Gwanmesia, Eunice MSN, MSHCA, RN; Miranda-Diaz, Gina DNP, MS, MPH, RNAJN The American Journal of Nursing: June 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 6 - p 58–62 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000466326.99804.c4 Special Feature Abstract In Brief Author Information A framework for engaging patients may help to reduce health disparities. This article discusses the need for nurses to communicate effectively with diverse populations and how health care disparities can be reduced through effective communication and culturally competent care. Kenya V. Beard is associate vice president for curriculum and instruction and director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Health Disparities at Jersey College, Teterboro, NJ, and a member of the AJN editorial board. Eunice Gwanmesia is a lecturer in the Department of Nursing at Delaware State University, Dover. Gina Miranda-Diaz is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Lehman College, City University of New York, and a lecturer at Rutgers University School of Nursing, New Brunswick, NJ. Contact author: Kenya V. Beard, email@example.com. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.