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Cultural Consideration in Nursing Care


Cultural Competencies for Nurses: Impact on Health and Illness (EBSCO/NetLibrary eBook)

Delivering Culturally Competent Nursing Care (EBSCO eBook)

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures (CREDO eBook)

Encyclopedia of Public Health (Springer eBook)

Encyclopedia of Women's Health (CREDO eBook)

Multicultural Approaches to Health and Wellnes in America (EBSCO eBook)

Transcultural Caring Dynamics in Nursing and Health Care (EBSCO/NetLibrary eBook)

Transcultural Health Care: A Culturally Competent Approach(EBSCO eBook)

Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children: REF RJ 245 .W47 2007


Books to Check Out

  •  Books about Cultural Competency in Nursing are located mainly in the RA, RC, and RT sections of the stacks. 
  • Subcategories in Class R – Medicine are broken down as follows:

Subclass R: Medicine (General)

Subclass RA: Public aspects of medicine

Subclass RB: Pathology

Subclass RC: Internal medicine

Subclass RD: Surgery

Subclass RE: Ophthalmology

Subclass RF: Otorhinolaryngology

Subclass RG: Gynecology and obstetrics

Subclass RJ: Pediatrics

Subclass RK: Dentistry

Subclass RL: Dermatology

Subclass RM: Therapeutics.  Pharmacology

Subclass RS: Pharmacy and materia medica

Subclass RT: Nursing

Subclass RX: Homeopathy

Subclass RZ: Other systems of medicine


Other Terms to Consider

Try using one or more of the following keywords and phrases (alone or in combination) to search the online catalog for books or the LRC research databases for articles:


Cultural competence

Cultural competency

Cultural diversity

Cultural sensitivity

Cultural values

Ethnic groups


Health (beliefs, services)

Health care

Medical care

Transcultural care

Transcultural nursing






Mental illness


Obstetric care

Palliative care

Recreational therapy

Sex education

Women’s Health

(or other health issue)











Native Americans



(or other population)


Magazines and Journals in the LRC

American Journal of Nursing

American Nurse Today

Hastings Center Report

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Nurse Educator


Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

Nursing Times

  •  If you are looking for full-text access for a specific journal search for the title in the A-Z eJournals List.

Research Databases for Online Articles

Academic Search Complete

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

eBook Collection

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Links:

African American Populations: 10 Leading Causes of Death

Asian American Populations: 10 Leading Causes of Death

Hispanic Populations: 10 Leading Causes of Death

Overview of Hmong Culture

Culture Care Connection

Developed by Stratis Health to support  their staff's ongoing efforts to provide culturally-competent care to their patients in Minnesota

National Center for Cultural Competence

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development

National Library of Medicine Information portal

National Prevention Information Network: Cultural Competency

PMC (PubMed Central)

Free full-text archive of biomedical & life sciences journal