Cultural Congruence In Nursing Care

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In conclusion, nurses should make sure they are careful not to be prejudiced, or discriminate in their care of their patients, and understand their own cultural baggage. Nurses should also be careful not to use their cultural beliefs to impose them on their patient’s. Ethnocentrism could hinder good care given by a nurse if the nurse is unwilling to listen and be open to someone else’s opinions on how to care for a patient. Cultural congruence allows for the patient, team members and family to have input into the plan of care, which is vital to give good, cultural care. Lastly, I discussed the five step process in how to give culturally congruent nursing care.
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