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PLAZA DEL PINO, Fernando Jesús  and  SORIANO AYALA, Encarnación. The nurse training: To take care in the multicultural society of 21th Century. Index Enferm [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.3, pp.190-194. ISSN 1699-5988.

The role of culture is fundamental in the health- illness process. In the societies where are living together people of different cultural references, the professionals of nursing would be prepared for efficient communication with their patients; furthermore they should know, and take into account, their cultural references in relation to the health - illness process. As being essential the acquisition of this cultural knowledge by nurses, a research has been carried out in order to determine the contents of cultural and intercultural communicative competences provided by the academic curriculum to the future nurses. The results of this study show that there is a deficit of these competences in the academic programs and in the information that receive these students. The paper concludes with a proposal to train the nursing professionals on these competences.

Keywords : Nurses; Intercultural communicative competences; Cultural competences; Academic programs.

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