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Providing culturally competent care in intensive nursing care
Current state: The provision of culturally congruent care is a critical aspect of nursing practice in all nursing settings, with particular complexities evident within intensive care units. We encounter patients from different cultures whose health condition is critical. Consequently, nurses should have appropriate knowledge and skills to provide quality culturally sensitive care. Objective of the work: 1. To map the level of cultural competencies among nurses in intensive nursing care. Methodology: The study was conducted using a quantitative research survey. The data collection technique employed was a questionnaire. Data collection technique was a questionnaire consisting of both non-standardized and standardized sections. Research sample: The research sample consisted of nurses from the ICU, CCU and IMCU departments in hospitals in the South Bohemian region. The size of the research sample was 137 respondents. Results of the work: The research results show levels of cultural competencies in various areas of cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, and skills. Nurses demonstrate a higher level of cultural knowledge rather than cultural skills. Nurses recognize the importance of providing culturally congruent care in intensive care and acknowledge the necessity of a lifelong process of acquiring knowledge in the field of cultural competencies. The majority of nurses are able to adapt their communication style to meet the needs of the patients, thus making their communication more effective. Implications for practice: This research emphasizes the importance of culturally congruent care and cultural competency in nursing practice. The results of this study will be disseminated in a professional journal article and conferences.
The impact of the pandemic on the work of nurses in home care agencies
Current situation: Nurses working in home care agencies take care of clients in their natural home environment and are an integral part of healthcare. Their system of work was affected by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Nurses had to adhere to many extraordinary precautions and rules to prevent the spread of this infectious disease, whilst ensuring the ongoing care of their clients. It is important to note that the work of home care nurses was classified as a frontline service during the fight against the pandemic. Objectives: 1. To find out how home care agency nurses provided nursing care to their clients during the pandemic. 2. To determine the impact of the pandemic on the work of home care agency nurses. 3. To find out what crisis situations the nurses from home care agencies encountered during the pandemic. Methodology: The research part of the bachelor thesis was effected through qualitative research - asking questions. The data collection technique was semi-structured interviews. The obtained data were analyzed by applying the pencil and paper method, open coding. Five categories and 14 subcategories have been created on the basis of the data analysis. Research group: The research group consisted of 10 nurses working in 4 selected home care agencies in the Region of South Bohemia. Results of the work: The results show the influence of the covid-19 pandemic on the work of nurses in home care agencies during the pandemic. Particularly affected were the organization of the work and home visits. The nurses provided nursing care to the clients in the same way as before the pandemic, with the only difference being they wore personal protective equipment. From their subjective point of view, the care provided was of as high a standard as before the pandemic. The nurses also faced several specific crisis situations. Use in practice: The results can be used by non-medical students as well as practitioners of the nursing profession.

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