Standard 8: Culturally Congruent Practice

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Authors in this article asserted the position of American Nurses Association (ANA) in addressing disparities in the health care system. Because there is a social contract between the nursing profession and society, nurses continue to strive to fit the profession in meeting the public health care needs. Aware of the social change and multi-cultural presence in the United States, ANA appointed 40 expert nurses to revise the 2010 nursing scope and practice to include the cultural competency aspects. The result was the addition of the Standard 8: Culturally Congruent Practice. The Standard 8 is an evidence-based nursing practice that is according to the client’s values, beliefs, worldview, and practices. In addition, the Standard 8 covers the

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