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Can you help me with really finding some great pieces for this research problem? I needed 24 but have only found 8.


Create an annotated bibliography of 12 articles based on your problem statement and sub-problems--that will/can become part of your Applied Dissertation literature review.

Submit the first draft of your Applied Dissertation literature review and final draft of your problem statement.

Learning Objective:
Create an annotated bibliography of articles that are related to your Applied Dissertation

Here is my final problem statement with sub-problems

Problem Statement: The purpose of this study is to implement a mandated cultural comptence awareness course for nursing students at a community colege in NJ.

1. Does geographic region impact cultural competence?

2. Do nurses maintain cultural competence in medical Spanish 6 months after course completion?

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Let's take a closer look at 12 articles that I located that you can consider to add to your list. I also attached an excellent APA sample to consider for your final copy.



Holland L., & Courtney, R. (1998). Increasing cultural competence with the Latino community. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 15. University of Texas at Arlington. Available July 25, 2009, from http://www.questia.com/googleScholar.qst?docId=95868222

This is a rapidly growing, multicultural world in which professional nurses assume important roles in primary care settings. This article describes selected Latino cultural customs that can enhance a nurse's ability to work sensitively and effectively with this ethnic group. Creative strategies to increase the cultural competence of nurses involved in primary care settings are also presented.

Anabell, C., & Ester, R. (2009). The effects of nurse practitioner cultural competence on Latina patient satisfaction. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 21(5), pp. 278-286(9). Retrieved July 25, 2009, from http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bsc/jaan/2009/00000021/00000005/art00006

The authors explored the relationship between degree of cultural competence in nurse practitioners (NPs) and measures of patient satisfaction among Latinas. Latina patients reported greater satisfaction with NPs of Latina origin that were certified, had received cultural competence training, could speak Spanish, and had attended master's level programs. The two NPs with the highest levels of cultural competency scores were non-Latinas. The authors found a noticeable difference were found in the amount of cultural competence exhibited by NPs. There are many implications for practice. Employers seeking to meet the healthcare demands of a growing Latino population must look at extrinsic values such as NPs' certification, cultural competence training, education, and ability to speak Spanish.

Institute of Minority Health, Education, & Research (IMHER). Assessing the need for survival Spanish for health care workers. Retrieved July 25, 2009, from http://www.geocities.com/cultureadvantage/imherneed.htm

This article discussed the program, Survival Spanish for Health Care Workers, which was developed to provide a background in cultural awareness and knowledge in basic intercultural communication, in addition to training in basic Spanish language skills. It is based on the theory of Madeleine Leininger, who was recognized as a pioneer in transcultural nursing and who defined transcultural nursing as nursing care focused on differences and similarities among cultures, with respect to caring, health and illness, based on cultural values, beliefs and practices (Leininger, 2001). Survival Spanish for Health Care Workers fulfills the criteria for continuing nursing education in that it will enhance the practice of nursing for the registered nurse and the practical nurse, while building upon their education and experience. ...

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Assists with an Annotated Bibliography.