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Cultural Competence Among Ontario and Michigan Healthcare Providers

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  • Stephanie Myers Schim,

    1. Stephanie Myers Schim, RN, PhD, Lambda, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Ardith Z. Doorenbos, RN, PhD, Kappa Iota, Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Nagesh N. Borse, BPharm, MS, International Health Doctoral Candidate, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. The authors thank Karyn Huenemann for her careful review of this manuscript, and Cathy Gretch and Debra Amaro for their assistance with data collection. Correspondence to Dr. Schim, College of Nursing, 240 Cohn Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48202. E-mail: s.schim@wayne.edu
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  • Ardith Z. Doorenbos,

    1. Stephanie Myers Schim, RN, PhD, Lambda, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Ardith Z. Doorenbos, RN, PhD, Kappa Iota, Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Nagesh N. Borse, BPharm, MS, International Health Doctoral Candidate, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. The authors thank Karyn Huenemann for her careful review of this manuscript, and Cathy Gretch and Debra Amaro for their assistance with data collection. Correspondence to Dr. Schim, College of Nursing, 240 Cohn Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48202. E-mail: s.schim@wayne.edu
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  • Nagesh N. Borse

    1. Stephanie Myers Schim, RN, PhD, Lambda, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Ardith Z. Doorenbos, RN, PhD, Kappa Iota, Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Nursing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Nagesh N. Borse, BPharm, MS, International Health Doctoral Candidate, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. The authors thank Karyn Huenemann for her careful review of this manuscript, and Cathy Gretch and Debra Amaro for their assistance with data collection. Correspondence to Dr. Schim, College of Nursing, 240 Cohn Building, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 48202. E-mail: s.schim@wayne.edu
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Abstract

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.

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