Increasing multiculturalism and ongoing issues related to poor patient-centered care, teamwork, and safety call for urgent readdressing of cultural competency training. Critical cultural awareness education is needed to improve diversity in the nursing profession. Using Hofstede’s cultural dimension of Invidualism-Collectivism, this paper proposes that the dominance of one culture may be the contributory factor in the slow acceptance of change towards critical cultural awareness education. Experiential learning by way of gaming and critical reflection on cross-cultural interactions can contribute to the development of critical cultural awareness.
Chenit Ong-Flaherty, Critical Cultural Awareness and Diversity in Nursing: A Minority Perspective, Nurse Leader, Volume 13, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages 58-62, ISSN 1541-4612, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mnl.2015.03.012.