[Answered] NR 394 Week 2 Discussion: Reflection on Cultural Awareness


NR 394 Transcultural Nursing

Reflection Question

As nurses, we work with patients, providers and healthcare team members whose native language is not English. This diversity may lead to challenges with communication and the nurse being “caught in the middle.” Consider how to apply cultural awareness to nursing practice.

  • Reflect on how to apply cultural awareness to communication in your current clinical practice.
  • Share an example of miscommunication that occurred as a result of this diversity and whether an adverse outcome resulted.
  • Describe how the miscommunication could have been and will be prevented in the future.


Understanding and appreciating the values, norms, and traditions of one’s patients is at the heart of cultural awareness in nursing. Through effective dialogue with my patients, I am able to show that I respect their cultural background in my role as a nurse in a mental hospital. I raise consciousness, for instance, by exhibiting my patients’ cultural traditions and histories. As a healthcare provider, it is imperative that I demonstrate to my patients…….please click the icon below to purchase the solution at $5