PURPOSE: To assess Italian nurses' cultural competence, as they are increasingly called upon to care for people of foreign origins. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, multicentric study. METHODS: From September 2013 to May 2014, a survey was carried out among Italian nurses. Cultural competence was assessed by the Cultural Competence Assessment tool, translated and adapted to the Italian context. FINDINGS: Nurses who completed the survey numbered 1,432; 70.6% were female; 42.6% ranged in age from 41 to 50 years; and 50.0% were bachelor's prepared. More than 50% had participated in some kind of cultural diversity training. Overall, cultural competence was moderate, showing a moderately high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity (mean = 5.41; SD = 0.66) and a moderate level of culturally competent behaviors (mean = 4.33; SD = 1.10).

Cultural Competence Among Italian Nurses: A Multicentric Survey

Cicolini, G;Della Pelle, C;Tomietto, M;Cerratti, F;Di Giovanni, P;Simonetti, V
2015-01-01

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PURPOSE: To assess Italian nurses' cultural competence, as they are increasingly called upon to care for people of foreign origins. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, multicentric study. METHODS: From September 2013 to May 2014, a survey was carried out among Italian nurses. Cultural competence was assessed by the Cultural Competence Assessment tool, translated and adapted to the Italian context. FINDINGS: Nurses who completed the survey numbered 1,432; 70.6% were female; 42.6% ranged in age from 41 to 50 years; and 50.0% were bachelor's prepared. More than 50% had participated in some kind of cultural diversity training. Overall, cultural competence was moderate, showing a moderately high level of cultural awareness and sensitivity (mean = 5.41; SD = 0.66) and a moderate level of culturally competent behaviors (mean = 4.33; SD = 1.10).
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