This study explored the ways faculty members incorporate multicultural teaching strategies into their teaching to benefit minority students and the diverse patient population. Learning about culture in the bachelor degree nursing program is paramount to enable the nursing students to meet the cultural competency expected in professional practice. Though faculty members have been integrating culture in the curriculum, previous studies indicated that some faculty members have trouble with the application of cultural competency and integrating it into the curriculum. The need to further investigate how faculty members incorporate culture into the curriculum, identification of effective practices that facilitate culturally competent healthcare workers and the need to refine the way culture is taught was specified in the literature reviewed. Thus, this study explored the experience of Alberta bachelor of nursing faculty members’ application of culturally competent teaching techniques for the students of different ethnic minority groups. A basic qualitative research design method was used with an interest in uncovering how individuals construct and give meaning to their world. Faculty members from bachelor degree nursing programs were interviewed individually and their documents reviewed for cultural contents. Notes taken from the observation of faculty members during the interview were included in data which was analyzed thematically following categorization. The themes that emerged from the data portrayed how the participants learned and applied multicultural teaching strategies in their practices. The results showed two implications: some faculty who consider students’ cultures could be said to be culturally competent, while those who do not consider the students’ cultures are termed culturally incompetent. Of the 10 participants interviewed, only four specified considering the students’ cultures in their teaching.
|Commitee:||HUGHES, GAIL, REAMS, PAULA|
|School Location:||United States -- Minnesota|
|Source:||DAI-B 78/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Multicultural Education, Education, Nursing|
|Keywords:||Cultural competency, Invitational theory, Multicultural education, Nursing education, Transcultural nursing, Undergraduate nursing faculty|
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