Educating the culturally diverse healthcare student. Article

Davidhizar, R, Dowd, SB, Giger, JN. (1998). Educating the culturally diverse healthcare student. . NURSE EDUCATOR, 23(2), 38-42. 10.1097/00006223-199803000-00016

cited authors

  • Davidhizar, R; Dowd, SB; Giger, JN


  • Diversity among healthcare students is increasing as the population of the United States changes in composition. Preparation of the culturally diverse healthcare student presents a challenge for recruitment, education, and retention. The problems of education can be ameliorated by a thorough assessment of the culturally diverse student using the Giger and Davidhizar model. The student should be assessed for differences by considering six interrelated factors: communication, space, time, social organization, environmental control, and biological variations. Understanding the differences that exist in these areas is a first step toward appreciating the diversity among people of varied cultures.

publication date

  • January 1, 1998

published in

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start page

  • 38

end page

  • 42


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