Defining cultural diversities experienced in patient care by nursing students in eastern Turkey

Tortumluoglu G., Okanli A., Ozyazicioglu N., Akyil R.

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, vol.26, no.2, pp.169-175, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nedt.2005.08.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-175
  • Keywords: nursing students, cultural diversity, patient care, COMPETENCE, EDUCATION
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study was to determine the cultural diversities that nursing students experience between the patients and themselves while providing care to patients and to find the effects of the demographic variables of the students on these diversities. This research was a cross-sectionat study and was conducted between January 2004 and April 2004 at the Nursing College of Ataturk University, in the provincial capital of Erzurum in Eastern Turkey. The research involved 330 students attending the first, second, third, and fourth year courses in the Nursing College at Ataturk University. No special selection was made in the population of the study; instead, 263 full time students who volunteered were included in the study.