Giving voice: incorporating the wisdom of Hispanic RNs into practice.

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    This study used Heideggerian phenomenology to: 1) explore professional practice values and ethical concerns of Hispanic nurses practicing in the Pacific Northwest; and 2) describe values conflicts experienced by Hispanic nurses in clinical practice. Twenty-seven Hispanic nurses were interviewed about nursing practice experiences. Themes included: obligation to serve the Hispanic community; correct cultural mistakes; teach about racism and discrimination; protect professional relationships; act as interpreter and cultural broker; balance additional workload; and represent all Hispanic nurses. Recommendations are included for creating an inclusive work environment that values the wisdom of diverse communities of nurses consistent with ICN Code of Ethics.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)151-157
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of cultural diversity
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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