Presentation Title

Assessment of Cultural Competence Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Location

Atrium

Session Format

Poster Presentation

Research Area Topic:

Qualitative Research

Co-Presenters, Co- Authors, Co-Researchers, Mentors, or Faculty Advisors

Joy Humphrey, DNP, RN

Paula Bryant, MSN, RN

Jayme Roseth, MSN, RN

Abstract

Georgia Southwestern State University provides an elective Transcultural Care Course that offers students the opportunity to develop an awareness of nursing, caring, and environmental issues affecting persons, families, and communities in a transcultural setting. Awareness is achieved through didactic instruction and participation in a cultural immersion experience in Jamaica. This presentation describes the immersion experience and the students' self-reported perceptions of cultural competence based on Camphina-Bacote's The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services (2002) theory.

During the transcultural immersion experience, students kept a journal of their thoughts, impressions, and experiences. Upon return, students participated in a focus group interview. The interview guide consisted of four question based on self-examination of cultural awareness, cultural skill, cultural knowledge, cultural encounters, and cultural desire. In addition, students completed the Inventory for Assessment of Cultural Competence among Healthcare Professionals - Student Version (IAPCC-SV) at the beginning of the Transcultural Care course and upon completion of the educational program and field experience at the end of the semester. Pre-test/post test scores wee compared to determine if there is a higher level of cultural competence after the instruction and field experience.

This presentation will compare and contrast the qualitative and quantitative findings from this assessment.

Keywords

Cultural competence, Cultural immersion, Qualitative study, Assessment of cultural competence

Presentation Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Start Date

4-24-2015 2:45 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 4:00 PM

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Assessment of Cultural Competence Using Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Atrium

Georgia Southwestern State University provides an elective Transcultural Care Course that offers students the opportunity to develop an awareness of nursing, caring, and environmental issues affecting persons, families, and communities in a transcultural setting. Awareness is achieved through didactic instruction and participation in a cultural immersion experience in Jamaica. This presentation describes the immersion experience and the students' self-reported perceptions of cultural competence based on Camphina-Bacote's The Process of Cultural Competence in the Delivery of Healthcare Services (2002) theory.

During the transcultural immersion experience, students kept a journal of their thoughts, impressions, and experiences. Upon return, students participated in a focus group interview. The interview guide consisted of four question based on self-examination of cultural awareness, cultural skill, cultural knowledge, cultural encounters, and cultural desire. In addition, students completed the Inventory for Assessment of Cultural Competence among Healthcare Professionals - Student Version (IAPCC-SV) at the beginning of the Transcultural Care course and upon completion of the educational program and field experience at the end of the semester. Pre-test/post test scores wee compared to determine if there is a higher level of cultural competence after the instruction and field experience.

This presentation will compare and contrast the qualitative and quantitative findings from this assessment.