White (Non-Hispanic) Nurse Practitioner Student Perceptions of Hispanic Patients
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Repository Posting Date2019-12-03T15:42:39Z
Author(s)Gonzalez, Rose Iris
Author DetailsDr. Rose Iris Gonzalez, PhD, MPS, RN
Lead Author Sigma AffliationMu Epsilon
Level of EvidenceOther
Research ApproachMixed/Multi Method Research
CINAHL HeadingsHispanics; Nurse Practitioners; Students, Nursing; Whites; Nurse-Patient Relations; Student Attitudes; Hispanics--Psychosocial Factors; Nurse Practitioners--Psychosocial Factors; Students, Nursing--Psychosocial Factors; Whites--Psychosocial Factors
As the United States continues to become increasingly more diverse, the health care industry must adjust and develop improved strategies for the effective provision of health care services to all. The Hispanic population is the fastest growing minority group in the United States. This population (ethnic group) faces many challenges to receiving adequate health care including: stereotyping by health professionals; language and cultural barriers; limited access to health care; and a lack of trust in the current health care system. Hispanic patients are frequently met by predominantly White (non-Hispanic) health care practitioners, who bring their own set of biases and stereotypes to the encounter. This study explores White (non-Hispanic) nurse practitioner (NP) student perceptions of Hispanic patients and how these perceptions may influence their provider/patient clinical encounter. Furthermore, the study assesses White (non-Hispanic) NP students' perceived cultural self-efficacy regarding Hispanic patients and investigates whether there is a relationship between their perceptions of Hispanic patients and their perceived cultural self-efficacy. A mixed methods research approach was used to investigate White (non-Hispanic) NP student perceptions of Hispanic patients. A modified version of the Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES) was used to assess the White (non-Hispanic) NP students' perceived Hispanic cultural self-efficacy. Strategies to enhance White (non-Hispanic) NP provider/patient clinical interactions as well as mechanisms to improve the development of a therapeutic relationship with Hispanic patients are discussed.
DescriptionThis dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 3489182; ProQuest document ID: 912998148. The author still retains copyright.
Degree GrantorGeorge Mason University
NotesThis item has not gone through this repository's peer-review process, but has been accepted by the indicated university or college in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the specified degree.
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