Developing a valid transcultural sensitivity screening tool across europe: Results from the TNP project
Koutelekos, Ioannis G.
Lavranos, Giagkos M.
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Introduction: Transcultural care has focused on understanding cultures and their specific needs and how to provide individualized care. Positive transcultural communication leads to establishment of trust, resulting in increased satisfaction, higher quality and adherence to treatment. Material and Method: As a first step, we conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify key areas of transcultural care competences. At the next step, a Delphi approach using a three round process was initiated. This lead to the formation and validation of a Transcultural Healthcare Screening Questionnaire based on a 5-point graded Likert scale. Results: Statements with minimum 80% consensus refer to the: (1) need for patient rights protection, (2) expectation of societal responsiveness to different needs, (3) role of time and staff limitations and poor communication and (4) significance of working conditions for providers’ & patients’ wellbeing. Conclusions: Transcultural care should be included in the core training curriculum of health professionals.