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Improving access to services for minority ethnic communities

04 September 2009

Learning Disability Practice


This article explores ethnicity, cultural diversity and learning disability, focusing on the key issues and barriers for access and use of services. It highlights...

Developing cultural sensitivity and awareness in nursing overseas

02 July 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many nurses are choosing to work in other countries, providing an opportunity to broaden their experience and knowledge. However, it is important that nurses who...

Perspectives of cultural competence in health care

24 November 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore the views of one group of healthcare professionals on the importance of cultural awareness in healthcare practice. Method A...

Promoting culturally competent care: the Erasmus exchange programme

27 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

It is important to prepare nursing students for professional practice in a culturally diverse healthcare environment. The school of nursing and midwifery at Robert...

Recognising and respecting patients’ cultural diversity

12 March 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore nursing students’ experiences of caring for patients from different and often unfamiliar cultural backgrounds. Method Focus group discussions were...

Using hermeneutic phenomenology and the ethnographic principle of cultural interpretation with Malaysian nurses

25 May 2018

Nurse Researcher

research design

Background The interpretive paradigm and hermeneutic phenomenological design are the most popular methods used in international cross-cultural research in...

Using cultural safety to enhance nursing care for people with a learning disability

09 September 2021

Learning Disability Practice


Culture has an important role at every level of healthcare. It can have a significant effect on the interactions between nurses, other staff members in the...

Communicating with older ethnic minority patients

04 June 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In a time of increasing cultural diversity, it is essential that healthcare professionals respond by providing culturally competent care. Healthcare professionals...

A conceptual model for establishing collaborative partnerships between universities and Native American communities

07 March 2019

Nurse Researcher


Background Collaborative partnerships are increasingly recognised as valuable and essential tools for improving community health. Aim To present the process used to...

Consanguinity and the links to learning disabilities: the issues and pressures

25 January 2019

Learning Disability Practice


Consanguinity is defined as the result of a sexual reproduction of two related individuals, but may also reference populations that share a common ancestor or...