The Latino population is the fastest growing ethnically diverse group in the United States, but U.S. healthcare studies report poorer health status in this population than in non-Latinos. Using Campinha-Bacote's Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Healthcare Professionals—Revised (IAPCC-R, 2003), a single-session pilot educational program to enhance culturally responsive home care nursing to Latinos resulted in a 27% increase in the nurse participant cultural competency levels.
Anne M. Grady, MS, RN, is a QA Nurse/Nurse Educator, Personal Touch Home Care, West Springfield, Massachusetts, and Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Elms College, Chicopee, Massachusetts.
The author declares no conflicts of interest.
Address for correspondence: Anne M. Grady, MS, RN, 692 Stony Hill Rd., Wilbraham, MA 01095 (firstname.lastname@example.org).