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Cultural knowledged of non-Muslim nurses working in Saudi Arabian obstetric units

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dc.contributor.author Sidumo, E.M.
dc.contributor.author Ehlers, V.J.
dc.contributor.author Hattingh, S.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-20T09:27:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-20T09:27:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.issn 0379-8577 Curationis
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6819
dc.description.abstract Culture defines how persons behave towards each other. When nurses and patients belong to different cultures, culture-based misunderstandings could influence the nurse-patient relationships and interactions adversely. The purpose of the study was to determine non-Muslim nurses’ knowledge about Muslim traditions pertaining to obstetric units in a Muslim country. A quantitative descriptive research design was adopted. The population comprised 67 nurses, but the accessible population consisted of 52 nurses who were working in the participating hospital’s gynaecological wards during the data collection phase. However, only 50 nurses completed questionnaires as two nurses did not want to participate in the study. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS Version 11.5) was used to analyse the data. The research results indicate that non-Muslim nurses lacked knowledge about Muslim practices concerning breastfeeding, Ko’hl, the “evil eye”, modesty, medicine and food taboos. If these aspects could be addressed during the recruitment and inservice education of non-Muslim nurses working in Muslim countries, this could enhance the quality of culture-competent nursing care. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AOSIS OpenJournals en
dc.subject breastfeeding en
dc.subject culture competent nursing care en
dc.subject food taboes en
dc.subject Ko'hl en
dc.subject Muslim traditions en
dc.subject the "evil eye" en
dc.title Cultural knowledged of non-Muslim nurses working in Saudi Arabian obstetric units en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Health Studies en


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