The goal of this program is to raise nurses’ awareness about cultural influences on mental healthcare by examining cultural norms and values of mental health nursing practice and understanding some culture-bound syndromes. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Describe four cultural values underlying mental health nursing and how these may not fit the cultural norms of less dominant cultural groups in a diverse population.
- Discuss the conceptual basis and examples of culture-bound syndromes.
- Identify supportive nursing actions to give mental health care that is culturally appropriate to the patient.