Title

Cultural Considerations in Evidence-Based Practice

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2011

Abstract

The role of culture in evidence-based practice (EBP) is examined using the components of the EBP process as a framework for discussion. Issues that are identified include the recruitment and retention of ethnic groups in research; paternalism and institutional racism in regard to those who cannot afford best practice; and cultural differences between health professionals and patients in their understanding of best practice, health, and illness. Strategies that are suggested to reduce cultural incongruence include shared clinical decision making and development of a cultural knowledge system to improve EBP and outcomes on an organizational level.

Publication Title

Journal of Transcultural Nursing

Volume

21

Issue

3

First Page

271

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/1043659609358782

Publisher

Sage Journals