The Culturally Inclusive Environment
Author: Dr. Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN,Susan Dandridge Bosher, PhD, MA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"Through case studies, practical examples and in-depth analysis of successful programs, this book provides a roadmap for creating a more welcoming environment for minority students and faculty, revamping traditional teaching methods to accomodate diverse learning styles, developing and teaching a culturally competetent nursing curriculum, and removing cultural and linguistic barriers to success...this landmark book is an invaluable resource and absolutely essential reading." --Minority Nurse Magazine " Readers will learnÖ more about how to create a dynamic, inclusive and challenging learning environment that remains true to the purpose of graduating highly qualified nurses to meet the need of a diverse multiracial, multicultural, multilingual society." --Gloria Smith, RN, MPH, PhD, FAAN, FRCN Bosher and Pharris's provocative and timely volume addresses the critical need for nursing educational systems to graduate more culturally diverse nurses. This vital resource will help nursing educators critique and redesign their curricular, pedagogical, and structural systems to address this need for cultural inclusion within nursing education. Highlights of this book: Addresses barriers to success for nursing students from culturally diverse backgrounds in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand Features pedagogical strategies to help linguistically diverse students succeed in clinical settings Provides assessment practices that eliminate cultural and linguistic biases Presents initiatives for developing the leadership skills of culturally diverse students Contains detailed case studies of multicultural nurses and students Includes recommendations and questions for dialogue at the end of each chapter With this book, educators and administrators can begin to forge through the obstacles institutionalized in their nursing educational systems, and ultimately, see a more culturally inclusive educational environment.