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Cultural Considerations in Evidence-Based Practice
Journal of Transcultural Nursing
  • Polly A. Hulme, South Dakota State University
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The role of culture in evidence-based practice (EBP) is examined using the components of the EBP process as a framework for discussion. Issues that are identified include the recruitment and retention of ethnic groups in research; paternalism and institutional racism in regard to those who cannot afford best practice; and cultural differences between health professionals and patients in their understanding of best practice, health, and illness. Strategies that are suggested to reduce cultural incongruence include shared clinical decision making and development of a cultural knowledge system to improve EBP and outcomes on an organizational level.
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Polly A. Hulme. "Cultural Considerations in Evidence-Based Practice" Journal of Transcultural Nursing Vol. 21 Iss. 3 (2010) p. 271
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