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Choosing at least three standards from the Transcultural Nursing Standards list on the website, critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the information presented. Support your position with at least one scholarly journal reference. There is an attachment of an example of how it should be written

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Transcultural Nursing Standards list Transcultural nursing can also be called multicultural nursing; it focuses on cultures globally by providing culturally congruent nursing care. The general membership of the transcultural nursing association approved 10 standards in guiding and assisting nurses in providing competent care culturally. Furthermore, I will discuss 3 of these standards, and evaluate the strength and limitations critically. Standard 1: Cross-Cultural Communication Firstly, communication is the exchange of information, and is an effective communication, there is a mutual understanding of meaning attached to the message. There are different types of communications such as verbal, written, nonverbal; facial expression, gestures, postures, and body language. To begin the discussion on cross-cultural communication, it is necessary to examine how people from various cultural backgrounds communicate with one another. When you communicate with others from cultural backgrounds different from your own and with those for whom English is a second language, the probability of miscommunication increases significantly (A Guide to Culturally Competent Nursing Care, 2019.)The limitation of crosscultural communication occurs when you and your client speak different languages. While the strengths include the ability to communicate sincere interest in others, patience, and the ability to intervene or start over when misunderstandings occur (A Guide to Culturally Competent Nursing Care, 2019.) Standard 2: Cultural Competence in Healthcare Systems and organizations The cultural assessment consists of both process and content. Process refers to your approach to the client, consideration of verbal and nonverbal communication, sequence and order in which data are gathered. The content of the assessment consists of the actual data categories in which information about clients is gathered (A Guide to Culturally Competent Nursing Care, 2019.) Furthermore, this approach has limitations; the form is likely to be in English. Those whose primary language is not English might find the form difficult or impossible to complete accurately. However, the strength of this approach provides the client with ample time to recall details such as relevant family history and the dates of health-related events such as surgical procedures and illnesses (A Guide to Culturally Competent Nursing Care, 2019.) Standard 3: Knowledge Of Culture It states that nurses shall gain an understanding of the perspectives, traditions, values, practices, and family systems of culturally diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations for whom they care, as well as knowledge of the complex variables that affect the achievement of health and wellbeing (Douglas, M. M. 2018.) The limitation is if nurses are not aware that many Hispanics use traditional healers such as curanderos, masjistas, sobodoes, y(j)erberos, and esperititas, they will not know how to ask specific and appropriate questions about the individual’s use of these alternative practitioners and their therapies. However, the strength in understanding the process for assessing cultural patterns and factors that influence individual and group differences is critical in preventing overgeneralization and stereotyping (Douglas, M.M. 2018.) Reference A Guide to Culturally Competent Nursing Care. Retrieved (2019) Douglas, M. “M. (2018). Integrating Culturally Competent Strategies into Health Care Practice. Global Applications of Culturally Competent Health Care: Guidelines for Practice, 169–186. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-69332-3_19
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