Week 4: Advocacy and Cultural Competence
This week’s graded topic relates to the following Course Outcome (CO).
CO6: Plans clinical practice activities that integrate professional nursing standards in accordance with the Nursing Code of Ethics and the ANA standards of practice (PO#6).
Go to the link https://www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standards (Links to an external site.).
View the National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (CLAS) categories aimed at equity and quality care (HHS, n.d.). Notice how these standards overlap with many of the expectations and standards in professional nursing practice!
- In what ways are you and your peers using these standards in your areas of nursing practice?
- Discuss one nursing action you might incorporate to improve cultural competence in your organization.
- American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing: scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
Â· pp. 31-37; 69-70; 79-81
For those who may have purchased an eBook through the ANA or another outside source, please be aware that the listed text page numbers often do not match electronic versions, based on the device you are using. Therefore, the ANA Required Reading assignments are listed by topic in order to correspond to this week’s readings for electronic users.
Â· Scope of Nursing Practice (Societal, Cultural, & Ethical Dimensions Describe the Why and How of Nursing thru Specialty Practice in Nursing); Standards of Professional Performance (Standards 8, 14, & 15)
Porter-O’Grady, T. (2018). Leadership advocacy: Bringing nursing to the homeless and underserved. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 42, 115-122. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mdc&AN=29494445&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)
Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute. (n.d.). QSEN competencies. http://qsen.org/competencies/ (Links to an external site.)
Additional Background Reading
Levy, N. (2018). Legal issues…patient advocacy and the nursing role. CINAHL Quick Lesson, 5, CINAHL Information Systems/EBSCO Information Services. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nup&AN=T707493&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)
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