Transcultural nursing knowledge level and self-efficacy in applying culturally sensitive nursing care

Endah Dwi Kurniawati, Enie Novieastari

Abstract

Objective: Indonesia is an archipelago country, which has various cultures. Culture can affect someone’s view about health and  illness, therefore cultural sensitive nursing care is needed.  Cultural sensitive nursing care needs transcultural knowledge to attain self-efficacy in its application. The aim of this research is to discover the relationship between transcultural nursing knowledge with self-efficacy in applying cultural sensitive nursing care.

Methods: This research involved 119 professional nurse program students, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Indonesia using cross sectional design with total sampling technique.

Results: The result of this research shows that there is a significant relationship between transcultural nursing knowledge with self-efficacy in applying cultural sensitive nursing care among professional nurse program students, Universitas Indonesia 2015 (p value = 0,009).

Conclusion: Transcultural nursing knowledge is needed to attain self-efficacy in applying cultural sensitive nursing care. This resarch recommends the integration of  transcultural nursing care into other nursing curriculum. Any further research related to cultural competence is needed.

Keywords: Transcultural nursing, self- efficacy, cultural sensitive

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