Culture competence and the primary care provider.

  title={Culture competence and the primary care provider.},
  author={Ardys McNaughton Dunn},
  journal={Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners},
  volume={16 3},
Nurse practitioners and other primary care health providers in the United States increasingly interact with clients of diverse cultures, races, and ethnic backgrounds. If this interaction is not culturally competent, underutilization of health care services, perceived noncompliance, frustration, anger, and, ultimately, inequities in the health status of clients can result. Providing culturally competent care that fosters positive health outcomes is a challenge. This article reviews concepts of… CONTINUE READING