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Cultural Competency for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists Combatting Health Disparities

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2017
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Health care disparities occur due to cultural and linguistic barriers, subtle bias, and prejudice. Enhancing cultural competency of future clinicians is essential in combatting health disparities. Research indicates that minorities in the United States are plagued by health care disparities. Therefore, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) should become cultural competent to decrease health disparities and improve health outcomes. A secondary data analysis indicates that minority parturients are at higher odds of receiving general anesthesia in comparison to whites despite general anesthesia’s higher rates of maternal mortality. Three articles underline the importance of incorporating cultural competence into nursing education. One article revealed how Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia introduced cultural competency into its program curriculum. One article delineates high-fidelity simulation to show its effectiveness in preparing SRNAs to provide congruent, efficient, and culturally competent care. Nurse anesthesia programs require attainment of knowledge and necessary skills for patient safety, critical thinking, communication, and anesthetic management. CRNAs and SRNAs should be capable of providing individualized anesthetic management and culturally competent anesthetic care. Accomplishing these goals include having well developed modules intertwined into the program’s curriculum. Cultural competency training modules should allow students the opportunity to apply learned cultural knowledge to enhance cultural competent communication skills. After an in-depth review of the literature, cultural competence emerged as a social solution that has the promise and capacity to help reduce health disparities affecting minorities in the United States. Causes of current health care disparities include failures in the health care system, cultural and linguistic barriers, and subtle bias and prejudice during the clinical encounter. Among methods that must be implemented to reduce health care disparities, enhancing the cultural competence of future clinicians such as SRNAs is a major proponent of these tactics.
Title: Cultural Competency for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists Combatting Health Disparities.
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Name(s): Belizaire, Daniel, author
FGCU Research Day
Type of Resource: text
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2017
Physical Form: PDF
Language(s): English
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Summary: Health care disparities occur due to cultural and linguistic barriers, subtle bias, and prejudice. Enhancing cultural competency of future clinicians is essential in combatting health disparities. Research indicates that minorities in the United States are plagued by health care disparities. Therefore, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) should become cultural competent to decrease health disparities and improve health outcomes. A secondary data analysis indicates that minority parturients are at higher odds of receiving general anesthesia in comparison to whites despite general anesthesia’s higher rates of maternal mortality. Three articles underline the importance of incorporating cultural competence into nursing education. One article revealed how Kaiser Permanente School of Anesthesia introduced cultural competency into its program curriculum. One article delineates high-fidelity simulation to show its effectiveness in preparing SRNAs to provide congruent, efficient, and culturally competent care. Nurse anesthesia programs require attainment of knowledge and necessary skills for patient safety, critical thinking, communication, and anesthetic management. CRNAs and SRNAs should be capable of providing individualized anesthetic management and culturally competent anesthetic care. Accomplishing these goals include having well developed modules intertwined into the program’s curriculum. Cultural competency training modules should allow students the opportunity to apply learned cultural knowledge to enhance cultural competent communication skills. After an in-depth review of the literature, cultural competence emerged as a social solution that has the promise and capacity to help reduce health disparities affecting minorities in the United States. Causes of current health care disparities include failures in the health care system, cultural and linguistic barriers, and subtle bias and prejudice during the clinical encounter. Among methods that must be implemented to reduce health care disparities, enhancing the cultural competence of future clinicians such as SRNAs is a major proponent of these tactics.
Identifier: fgcu_UGR_0013 (IID)
Note(s): Poster from the Spring 2017 Research Day. Research Mentor: Rosann Spiegel.
Subject(s): health disparities
cultural sensitivity
Cultural competence.
Anesthesia.
Graduate education
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Owner Institution: FGCU

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