Providing Resources for Culturally Competent Health Care
by Kate Aldrich
The primary goal the Cross Cultural Care SIG is to inform GAPNA membership of the unique needs of different cultural groups.
The details include the following:
- Identify healthcare issues relevant to older adults in culturally diverse communities.
- Describe universalities, disparities, challenges, and barriers to providing culturally competent health care by APRNs to older adults and families of diverse groups.
- Provide educational programs and informational resources for APRNs in clinical practice settings relevant to providing culturally competent health care to older adults and their families in diverse communities.
To that end, we have presented sessions at the GAPNA Annual Conference for the past five years, first as the LGBTQ focus group, and for the last two years as a SIG.
This year we are taking a break and looking into issues surrounding homeless elders.
We are working on an article to expand on the needs of older adults with lifelong intellectual and developmental disabilities in response to some of the comments from our presentation last fall.
Kate Aldrich, PhD, NP, APRN-BC
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