Transcultural Nursing Skills Self-Assessment

Transcultural Nursing Skills Self-AssessmentForm

Please indicate (with an X) either Yes or No to the following questions related to your current transcultural nursing skills.
Transcultural Nursing Skills Yes No
I make a concerted effort to pronounce my patients’ first and last names even when they seem “strange” to me. x  
I realize that learning about different cultures is a life-long experience. x  
I understand the differences between interpreters and translators.   x
I step out of my comfort zone to assess, understand, and deal with my own prejudices x  
I always demonstrate a caring attitude with all my patients regardless of the color of their skin or their ethnic background. x  
Sometimes I take it personally when a patient from a different culture does not understand my questions. x  
Rarely do I reflect on how my own identify impacts how my transcultural patients perceive me. x  
Often I recognize that learning styles may be different, and I adapt my teaching styles. x  
I consistently model my acceptance of various cultures for other staff members. x  
I accept suggestions for being more culturally sensitive from my coworkers. x  
Total number of Nos and Yeses 10  

*If you answered No to any of these questions, what do you need to do to be able to answer Yes within the next few weeks?

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