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Enhancing Cultural Competency in Home Care Nurses Caring for Hispanic/Latino Patients

Grady, Anne M. MS, RN

doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000002

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 (

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