Nursing students transitioning from adult I to adult II courses are faced with the imperative of understanding and integrating cultural perspectives into nursing care for adults. In today’s increasingly diverse healthcare landscape, cultural competence plays a pivotal role in nursing practice. This discussion explores the significance of cultural perspectives in adult nursing care, the challenges encountered, and strategies for effective implementation.
Cultural competence is paramount in nursing as it significantly impacts patient outcomes and healthcare quality (Ingram, Ragsdale, & Baccus, 2020). It is essential to recognize that cultural factors influence health behaviors, communication, and treatment decisions (Purnell, 2021). Furthermore, health disparities often stem from cultural disparities, underscoring the importance of culturally competent care.