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Mary Narayan


Mary Curry Narayan, PhD, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, is a home health clinical nurse specialist, an advanced certified transcultural nurse, and a clinical education consultant. She is currently a PhD student at George Mason University, where she is studying home health nurses' assessment and care planning practices for culturally diverse patients. Mary has more than 35 years of home health nursing experience in multiple roles, especially as a clinician and educator.

Mary has authored many journal articles, book chapters, and manuals, and has presented nationally and internationally about home health and cross-cultural nursing. Mary has served on the American Nurses Association's Task Force for the Scope and Standards of Home Health Nursing Practice (2007, 2014) and as Clinical Editor of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America's Clinical Procedure Manual (2014, 2016). She has been an Editorial Board Member for Home Healthcare Now (formerly Home Healthcare Nurse) for almost 20 years. Mary was one of the founding members of the International Home Care Nurses Organization, where she currently serves as an Executive Board Member. She led their project to develop International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing, published in 2017.

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Patient-Centered Care for Culturally Diverse Patients

Presented by Mary Narayan, PhD, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A

Patient-Centered Care for Culturally Diverse Patients

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Video Runtime: 89 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 39 Minutes

The purpose of the course is to provide clinicians and auxiliary home health care staff with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to help culturally diverse patients achieve their optimal health outcomes while enabling them to feel pleased with the care they receive. The first two chapters of the course are appropriate for all staff who have contact with patients, even briefly over the phone. The third chapter focuses on patient-centered, culturally competent patient assessment and care planning skills. Topics include the risks of culturally insensitive care, the relationship between patient-centered care and culturally sensitive care, and specific culture-sensitive patient-centered care strategies.

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