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Diversity and Cultural Awareness in Nursing Practice

Diversity and Cultural Awareness in Nursing Practice

Second Edition
Edited by:

March 2023 | 216 pages | Learning Matters

Exploring all aspects of nursing practice through the lens of diversity and cultural awareness, this second edition is fully updated with new content the impact of Covid-19, LGBTQIA+ issues and ageism.

Why do you need this book?

  • Each chapter is mapped to the 2018 NMC standards
  • Understanding how a patient’s ethnic, cultural, gender and religious identity affects their experience of healthcare is central to providing person-centred care
  • You will need to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and tailor your nursing practice to their individual needs
  • Case studies illustrate what diversity and cultural awareness means in practice while activities encourage you to reflect on your own practice and experiences
Chapter 1: Diversity, health inequality and nursing
Chapter 2: Diversity and cultural concepts of health
Chapter 3: Diversity, communication and health literacy
Chapter 4: Cultural competency
Chapter 5: Assessing the needs of diverse patients
Chapter 6: Spirituality, death, grief and loss
Chapter 7: Public health: meeting the needs of diverse communities
Chapter 8: Mental distress and cultural diversity

Another excellent addition to the transforming nursing practice seris. Mapped against the 2018 NMC standards it delves into crucial areas that significantly influence the health of marginalised groups in our society. The underpinning theory and research are easy to read and are applied appropriately and sensitively to practice. This book is highly recommended.

Ms Charlotte Bone
Nursing, BPP University (Waterloo Campus)
September 11, 2023

This is an excellent introductory text that challenges both student nurse and registrant to question their clinical practise and whether they deliver care that is truly culturally competent and congruent when considered alongside the rich diversity of our patients and service users. The chapters are focussed, well written and easy to engage with, offering excellent case study scenarios to aid the learner in linking theory to practise. Consulting and addressing the challenges facing marginalised communities (such as: Gypsy, Roma, and Travellers; and the LGBTQIA+ community), this text responds to what has on times been academically neglected areas and, in so doing, contributes a significant and much-needed opinion on nursing people from these underrepresented demographics. Each chapter is very clearly aligned to NMC standards, allowing the learner to consolidate their knowledge and understanding, and to make explicit links to the NMC Code. The suggested further reading and supporting information is relevant (but not overwhelming), allowing readers to academically challenge and push themselves as much as they feel appropriate. Its clarity, accuracy, and focus are to be commended, and would make a worthwhile addition to anyone’s library.

Mr Matt James Townsend
Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University
September 13, 2023

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