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3rd Edition

Cultural Awareness in Nursing and Health Care
An Introductory Text

ISBN 9781482245578
Published July 12, 2017 by Routledge
305 Pages

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Book Description

This introductory textbook relates theory to practice and enhances students' learning and understanding of cultural issues that impact on patient care and their own practice as nurses, while considering wider social and political issues.


Now in its third edition, Cultural Awareness in Nursing and Health Care has been updated to include new research, evidence and a completely new chapter focusing on the health care workforce itself and the issues it’s facing. Other topics include:

  • Health, illness and religious beliefs;
  • Mental health and culture;
  • Women’s and men’s health in a multicultural society;
  • Caring for the elderly;
  • Death and bereavement.


Key features:

  • Includes international perspectives and issues relating to overseas nurses studying and working in the UK;
  • Case studies, reflective exercises, summary boxes and website links designed to stimulate discussion and shared practice;
  • Fully updated with guidelines for practice and education.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Culture, race and ethnicity: exploring the concepts
2. Cultural care: knowledge and skills for implementation in practice

3. Religious beliefs and cultural care

4. Understanding the theory of health and illness beliefs
5. Working with health and illness beliefs in practice

6. Women and health care in a multicultural society
7. Men and health care in a multicultural society

8. Child and family centred care: a cultural perspective

9. Care of older people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups Elizabeth Collier and Prem Conhye
10. Culture and mental health

11. Caring for the health needs of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
12. Death and bereavement: a cross-cultural perspective
13. Cultural diversity and professional practice

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Karen Holland RN, BSc (Hons)Nursing , MSc Medical Social Anthropology, RNT, Editor of the international Nurse Education in Practice journal.