Analyze the position statement from the International Council of Nurses chosen (Cultural and linguistic competence ).
In a 12 to 15 slide PowerPoint presentation, not including the title slide and reference slide, address the following:
- Present the Position Statement.
- Describe why this issue is important to professional nursing practice.
- Analyze at least three scholarly nursing articles related to this subject, including what the articles add to the understanding of this issue.
- Describe legal and ethical implications of the issue using the ANA Code of Ethics (2001) as framework.
- Summarize how this position statement can be utilized to improve the health of the population.
Use bullet points on the content slides and include speaker’s notes to discuss the content. Remember to use APA 6th edition formatting for slide references and review the link on How to make an APA formatted PPT slide presentation.
Please use the grading rubric to create an outline of your assignment. Each section of the rubric should be a section of your final paper and could become the headings. Your assignment will be graded based on each element of the rubric. Compare each section of your paper with the rubric to ensure all elements are covered. Then, include an introduction and conclusion to tie the paper together.
Final Project Rubric
|Competency||18 Points||12 Points||6 Points||0 Points||Total|
|Present the Position Statement||Presents the Position Statement||Presents the title of the Position Statement but does not include any additional information||Does not present the Position Statement||No paper submitted or content missing||/18|
|Describe why this issue is important to professional nursing practice||Describes why this issue is important to professional nursing practice||Superficially describes why this issue is important to professional nursing practice||Does not describe why this issue is important to professional nursing practice||No paper submitted or content missing||/18|
Analyze at least three scholarly nursing articles related to this subject, including what the articles add to the understanding of this issue
Analyzes at least three scholarly nursing articles related to this subject, including what the articles add to the understanding of this issue
Analyzes at two scholarly nursing articles related to this subject, including what the articles add to the understanding of this issue
Analyzes at one scholarly nursing articles related to this subject, including what the articles add to the understanding of this issue
|No paper submitted or content missing||/18|
Describe legal and ethical implications of the issue using the ANA Code of Ethics (2001) as framework
Describes legal and ethical implications of the issue using the ANA Code of Ethics (2001) as framework
Describes legal or ethical implications of the issue using the ANA Code of Ethics (2001) as framework
Describes legal and ethical implications of the issue but does not use the ANA Code of Ethics (2001) as framework
|No paper submitted or content missing||/18|
|Summarize how this position statement can be utilized to improve the health of the population||Summarizes how this position statement can be utilized to improve the health of the population||Superficially summarizes how this position statement can be utilized to improve the health of the population||Does not summarize how this position statement can be utilized to improve the health of the population||No paper submitted or content missing||/18|
|Competency||2.5 Points||2 Points||1 Point||0 Points||Total|
|Organization||Organization excellent, ideas clear and arranged logically, transitions smooth, no flaws in logic.||
Organization good; ideas usually clear and arranged in acceptable sequence; transitions usually smooth, good support
Organization minimally effective; problems in approach, sequence, support and transitions
|Organization does not meet requirements||/2.5|
Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage correct and idiomatic, consistent with Standard American English
Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage good mostly consistent with Standard American English; errors do not interfere with meaning or understanding
|Grammar, punctuation, mechanics and usage distracting and often interfere with meaning or understanding||Grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage interfere with understanding||/2.5|
|APA Format||Demonstrates competent use of mechanics and APA||Minimal APA errors||Many APA errors||Complete lack of understanding||/2.5|
|References||References are relevant, authoritative and contemporary||Adequate references||Minimal use of appropriate references||Poor use and/or selection of references not relevant||/2.5|
Cultural and linguistic competence
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and its member organisations
believe that nurses should be culturally and linguistically competent to
understand and respond effectively to the cultural and linguistic needs of
clients, families and communities in a health care encounter.1
ICN believes that nurses should demonstrate cultural competence2
an undue influence on those from other backgrounds;
and values of the health care provider and the client;
ICN believes clients have a right to culturally and clinically appropriate care
delivery provided by the appropriate person in the health care team.
ICN believes, however, that accepting and respecting cultural differences and
adapting care to be congruent with the client’s culture should not result in
nursing practice that would be in contravention of professional codes of ethics,
nursing practice standards, legal frameworks or United Nations human rights
conventions. Nurses have an obligation to safeguard, respect and actively
promote people’s health rights at all times and in all places3
. Nurses need to
be vigilant in this area particularly with respect to vulnerable groups such as
women, children, elderly, refugees and stigmatised groups.
ICN strongly supports nurses developing linguistic competence by
understanding and responding effectively to the linguistic needs brought by
the client to the health care encounter. Such means as being able to
communicate directly in the client’s own language or through the use of
trained interpreters and qualified translators are required.
For public protection, nurses need to communicate verbally and in writing in a
manner sensitive to client needs and in language that can be clearly
understood with the assistance of trained interpreters and qualified translators
if needed. Failure of the nurse to accurately comprehend client needs or if the
client is not able to understand advice and instruction given can result in
Cultural and linguistic competence, page 2/3
ICN expects employers to provide all newly hired nurses with an appropriate
orientation or a period of adaptation to ensure they have the means of
addressing the cultural and linguistic needs of their client group.
ICN firmly believes that nurses are responsible and accountable for their
nursing practice. When dealing with clients from a cultural or linguistic group
different from their own, nurses should be aware that additional steps may
need to be taken to ensure interventions are sensitive to the client’s cultural
and linguistic needs.
The way a client perceives illness, the specific disease and its associated
symptoms are tied to the client’s underlying cultural values and beliefs. The
manner in which a person responds to these factors and how they relate to
the nurse will be influenced by these values and beliefs and can affect the
understanding and acceptance of any care offered.
Nurses provide care designed to meet the individual needs of the client. This
client centeredness has the goal of ensuring that the client’s physical,
psychosocial and cultural needs and beliefs are taken into account when
deciding on interventions and that clients have the necessary information to
participate in their own care.
In the broad sense, diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. For
nurses it means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising
individual differences. These differences may span the dimensions of race,
ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical
abilities, spiritual or religious beliefs, political beliefs or other ideologies.
Cultural and linguistic competence require cultural awareness; the deliberate,
cognitive process in which health care providers become appreciative and
sensitive to the values, beliefs, practices and problem solving strategies of
A person’s culture forms an important part of their identity and communication
of cultural understanding and respect is an essential tool in forming a
therapeutic relationship with the client.
Linguistic competence is demonstrated by a nurse who has the capacity to
communicate effectively and convey information in a manner that is easily
Nonverbal and verbal communication may differ in meaning according to
different cultures. Awareness of this is vital in order to avoid
misunderstanding, lack of cooperation or offence.
Cultural and linguistic competence, page 3/3
Assistance may be provided to nurses and individuals through services such as
translation and interpretation. Translation is the process of transferring, between
languages, ideas that are expressed in writing. Interpretation is the process
used in transferring ideas expressed orally or (as with sign language) by
Adopted in 2007
Reviewed and revised in 2013
Related ICN Positions:
professional responsibility and public
The International Council of Nurses is a federation of more than 130 national nurses
associations representing the millions of nurses worldwide. Operated by nurses
and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all
and sound health policies globally.
American Institutes for Research. (2002). Teaching cultural competence in health care:
A review of current concepts, policies and practices. Report prepared for the Office of
Minority Health. Washington, DC: Author.
Purnell L. (2005). The Purnell Model for Cultural Competence. Journal of Multicultural
Nursing & Health (JMCNH) [serial online]. June 2005;11(2):7-15.
International Council of Nurses. (2011). Nurses and human rights. ICN, Geneva
Jirwe M, Gerrish K, Emami A. (2006). The theoretical framework of cultural
competence. Journal Of Multicultural Nursing & Health (JMCNH) [serial online]. October
Goode & Jones (modified 2009). National Center for Cultural Competence, Georgetown
University Center for Child & Human Development.