• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 17, Pages: 1347-1353

Original Article

Exploring the cultural competency of Expatriate Nurses working in Saudi Arabia

Received Date:13 March 2021, Accepted Date:22 April 2021, Published Date:12 May 2021


Objective: The research was to undertake a descriptive survey of International nurses working in a different hospital in Saudi Arabia to explore cultural competency. Methods: A prospective cross-sectional survey design was utilized. The convenient sample included 736 expatriate nurses working in several healthcare settings in Saudi Arabia, on one occasion using a prevalidated self-assessment questionnaire. Findings: Current study reported that most nurses were Indians and Philippino Nurses with 51.5% and 42.1%, respectively. Expatriate nurses have shown a higher-level competence in a. Awareness and sensitivity b. Behavior c. Patient-centered communication. A significant statistical association was found between cultural competence and the selected demographic characteristics. Novelty: Care provider and care receiver’s culture impacts the healthcare delivery system’s contemporary philosophy. The institutional guidelines and the appropriate professional support would be the core context of generating culturally competent care to enhance quality care management.

Keywords: Cultural diversity; quality care; competency; nurses; patient satisfaction


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© 2021 Alshmemri et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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