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culturally sensitive care simulation nursing student

Evaluation of Cultural Sensitivity in Healthcare Service among Nursing Students

Vesile Unver , Yasemin Uslu , Vildan Kocatepe , Sema Kuguoglu

The aim of the study evaluates cultural sensitivity in healthcare services among senior nursing students to patients with different cultural backgroun.


The aim of the study evaluates cultural sensitivity in healthcare services among senior nursing students to patients with different cultural backgrounds. The study had a one-group pre-posttest model descriptive study design. Thirty-four nursing students taking the courses Emergency Care and Diabetes were included into the study. Standardized patients were used as a simulation technique. The difference between intercultural sensitivity scores before the simulation and those after the simulation was not statistically significant (p>0.05). Even though there were no differences between intercultural sensitivity scores before the simulation and the scores after the simulation, simulation based education is an effective teaching method in enhancement of cultural sensitivity.

Keywords: Culturally sensitive care, simulation, nursing student

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