Self-Directed Learning of Culture-Mindedness and Culturally Centered Communication Skills for Implementing an Inclusive School of Nursing

Mikel HoganModules one through three are collectively referred to as culture-mindedness . Culture mindedness recognizes cultural dynamics that exist in relationships in any situation. Module OnePDF File Opens in new window  presents and demonstrates the conceptual tool, the Aspects of Culture, twelve dimensions of cultural dynamics occurring in any situation. Module TwoPDF File Opens in new window  expands understanding of cultural complexity by applying the Aspects of Culture to Four Levels of Culture, actual relational spheres in which the Aspects are always actively operating. Module ThreePDF File Opens in new window  provides the third conceptual tool for developing culture-mindedness, the Six Barriers to effective communication and respectful relationships. Module FourPDF File Opens in new window  provides Culturally-Centered Communication Tools comprised of personal competency behaviors that promote the interpersonal capacity for dialogue. Dialogue is an inherently respectful communication process that fosters understanding of the cultural factors influencing both patient, student, and colleague beliefs and behaviors. Module FivePDF File Opens in new window  engages participants in applying the previous cultural conceptual tools and dialogue in case analysis and action planning for cultural issue identification and problem solving interventions and analysis. Module SixPDF File  provides resources to be used by the School of Nursing to expand understanding of cultural issues, conflicts, and best practice strategies for respectful interventions.

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Hogan, M. (2013).  Four Skills of Cultural Diversity Competence (4th edition). Belmont, CA:  Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning