Cultural Competency Projects
"The What's, So What's, and Now What's of Diversity and Your Chapter," presented at Mentorship Weekend 2009.
A pre-conference survey was sent to all 233 ONS chapter presidents with 114 responses, represented in the statistics within the presentation.
A group of senior students from Texas Woman's University - Dallas created a Pain Management for Non-English Speaking Patients. The hope is to reduce the number of patients who are not having their pain treated adequately due to cultural and language differences. The booklet will provide nurses with access to 18 different interpretations of the pain scale in one convenient location in order to successfully assess and manage their patients' pain.
Read more in their intercultural patient abstract.
The Metro Detroit ONS chapter won an ONS Foundation grant to arrange a joint dinner presentation with the local chapter of the Arab American Nurses Association. The immediate goals of the project are:
- Define educational needs of oncology nurses as related to the Arab-American population, unique to Metropolitan Detroit, and
- Provide a collaborative opportunity for ONS chapter members and local members of the Arab-American Nurses Association.