Global Applications of Culturally Competent Health Care: Guidelines for Practice

  • Marilyn "Marty" Douglas
  • Dula Pacquiao
  • Larry Purnell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Guideline: Knowledge of Cultures

  3. Guideline: Education and Training

  4. Guideline: Critical Reflection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Larry Purnell
      Pages 97-112
    3. Joyceen S. Boyle
      Pages 113-117
    4. Donna Shambley-Ebron
      Pages 119-123
    5. Roxanne Amerson
      Pages 125-128
  5. Guideline: Cross Cultural Communication

  6. Guideline: Culturally Congruent Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Antoinette Sabapathy, Asmah Binti Mohd Noor
      Pages 197-200
  7. Guideline: Cultural Competence in Health Care Systems and Organizations

  8. Guideline: Patient Advocacy and Empowerment

  9. Guideline: Multicultural Workforce

  10. Guideline: Cross Cultural Leadership

  11. Guideline: Evidence Based Practice and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337

About this book


This book is unique in its global approach to applying the Guidelines for Culturally Competent Nursing Practice that were recently endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and distributed to all of its 130 national nursing associations. The purpose of this book is to illustrate how these guidelines can be put into clinical practice and to show how practitioners from different countries with diverse populations can implement them.

The first chapter provides the conceptual basis for Culturally Competent Health Care and describes how the guidelines were developed. Each of the next 10 sections presents a chapter describing a specific guideline followed by three or four chapters with detailed case studies to illustrate how the guideline was implemented in a particular cultural setting. All case studies follow a similar format and are written by international authors with clinical expertise and work experience in the culture being presented. 

This book will be useful for advanced practice nurses, healthcare students, clinicians, administrators, educators, researchers, and those who provide community health or population-based care. 


Culturally Congruence Practice Vulnerable Populations Inter-professional Healthcare Practice Population Health Promotion Community Health Practice Health Equity Evidence-based Practice

Editors and affiliations

  • Marilyn "Marty" Douglas
    • 1
  • Dula Pacquiao
    • 2
  • Larry Purnell
    • 3
  1. 1.School of NursingUniversity of California San FranciscoPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.School of NursingRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  3. 3.College of Health SciencesUniversity of DelawareSudlersvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69331-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69332-3
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