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    What is the importance of cultural competency in nursing practice? Support your response.

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    In society today, nurses do not normally travel to a foreign land to encounter a variety of cultures, languages, and customs. For a nurse to be culturally competent it is important to combine cultural understanding with the nursing care they offer. It is important for nurses to understand what their views of the world are as well ...

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    It is extremely important for a nurse to be supportive as well as sympathetic towards patients of another culture. Because some cultures have different views of medical practices and healthcare, they need to be aware of what these are.