Cultural Competence Among Ontario and Michigan Healthcare Providers
Article first published online: 10 NOV 2005
Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume 37, Issue 4, pages 354–360, December 2005
How to Cite
Schim, S. M., Doorenbos, A. Z. and Borse, N. N. (2005), Cultural Competence Among Ontario and Michigan Healthcare Providers. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37: 354–360. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2005.00061.x
- Issue published online: 10 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 10 NOV 2005
- Accepted for publication May 31, 2005.
- cultural competence;
- healthcare providers;
Purpose: To examine variables associated with cultural competence among urban, hospital-based healthcare providers in Ontario (Canada) and Michigan (US).
Design and Sample: A cross-sectional descriptive design with a convenience sample of hospital-based providers was used. The sample was 145 providers (n=71 Ontario; n=74 Michigan).
Methods: Providers completed a survey which included the Cultural Competence Assessment (CCA) instrument. Regression analysis was used to examine associations.
Findings: Providers with diversity training and higher levels of educational attainment scored significantly higher on cultural awareness and sensitivity and on cultural competence behaviors.
Conclusions: Variables significantly associated with cultural competence included prior training in cultural competency and higher educational attainment among both Ontario and Michigan healthcare providers.