Culturally Competent Nursing

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The Twelve Domains of Culture

These are the 12 domains that are essential for assessing the ethnocultural attributes of an individual, family, or group:

· 1. Overview, inhabited localities, and topography

· 2. Communication

· 3. Family roles and organization

· 4. Workforce issues

· 5. Biocultural ecology

· 6. High-risk behaviors

· 7. Nutrition

· 8. Pregnancy and childbearing practices

· 9. Death rituals

· 10. Spirituality

· 11. Health-care practices

· 12. Health-care providers