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Teaching Pathophysiology From a Multicultural Perspective

Smith, Amy Rex DNSc, RN, CS; Winfrey, Marion E. EdD, RN

Nurse Educator:
In My Opinion

Pathophysiology is the study of deviation from normal physiology and the 70-kilogram white male that remains the standard by which all else is compared. As United States demographics shift, a new perspective is necessary to meet the needs of multicultural patients. This article describes how a multicultural perspective provides a new framework for teaching that both transforms course content and stimulates new teaching methodologies.

Author Information

Amy Rex Smith, DNSc, RN, CS, Assistant Professor,

Marion E. Winfrey, EdD, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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