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Fundamentals of Nursing

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Written by and for nurses, this is the first text to focus exclusively on American Indian health and nursing. It addresses the profound disparities in policy, health care law, and health outcomes that affect American Indians, and describes how these disparities, bound into the cultural, environmental, historical, and geopolitical fabric of American Indian society, are responsible for the marked lack of wellbeing of American Indians

The third edition is reorganized to facilitate the incorporation of cultural competence into a greater variety of environments, and provides additional examples and case studies to better illustrate content. Updated and revised information, research findings, and expanded ready-to-apply strategies and exemplars are woven throughout all chapters.

The text begins by defining cultural competency and describes how nurses can use the Staircase Model to determine their level of cultural competence. Emphasis is placed on developing cross-cultural communication skills and resolving cross-cultural conflicts.