Today’s diverse healthcare landscape presents providers and patients alike with cultural experiences, challenges, and barriers. Subconscious beliefs and biases have the potential to undermine what should be positive interactions and outcomes. Healthcare providers must practice cultural sensibility, applying thoughtful reasoning to their own cultural awareness. This allows providers to be responsive and discreet in their patient interactions and to proactively acknowledge the cultural inheritances that might surface.
In this practical guidebook, author Sally Ellis Fletcher encourages healthcare providers to consider their own cultural attitudes, biases, beliefs, and prejudices through exercises and self-reflection. Cultural Sensibility in Healthcare challenges readers to go beyond theory and explore culture as it affects their professional roles.
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Doody 4 Star Review
“This book advances the subject of culturally appropriate care beyond a theoretical discussion to a hands-on, practical workbook approach designed to promote critical thinking and concrete application of concepts. It is easy to understand, rendering it appropriate for students, and the exercises lend themselves to meaningful self-reflection and understanding for all healthcare providers regardless of experience or discipline.”
-Susan G. Wiers, MSN, FNP-BC(St. John Providence)
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About the Author
Sally N. Ellis Fletcher, PhD, RN FANP, is a former Professor at the University of Rochester, where she created the NxSTEP (Nurses Sharing Tremendous and Extraordinary Possibilities) program, designed to assist students with socialization, career planning, and cultural inclusiveness in nursing. She also served as co-chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council for Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness. A former clinical nurse researcher, she was in charge of developing the Office of Clinical Nurse Research at a Midwest medical center.