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Addressing Cultural Heterogeneity Among Hispanic Subgroups by Using Campinha-Bacote's Model of Cultural Competency

Aponte, Judith DNSc, RN, BC, CCM

doi: 10.1097/01.HNP.0000343203.26216.c9
Continuing Education

Campinha-Bacote's model “The Process of Cultural Competence in Delivery of Health Care Services” is used to describe Hispanic cultural heterogeneity and to guide nurses in providing culturally competent and sensitive holistic care to individuals from different Hispanic subgroups. But for nurses to do so, healthcare organizations also must make the appropriate resources and structural supports available to them.

Department of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, New York.

Corresponding Author: Judith Aponte, DNSc, RN, BC, CCM, Department of Nursing, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, 425 East 25th St, Mailbox #888, New York, NY 10010 (

The author has disclosed that he has no significant relationship with or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

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