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The purpose of this guide is to highlight resources in Nursing, and to provide links to Internet resources in the field.

Best Practices

Best practices are available from many sources, including journals and other resources indexed in CINAHL and PubMed/Medline.  CINAHL publication types to consider include Care Plan, Clinical Innovations, Critical Path, Practice Guidelines, Protocol and Standards.  "Practice Guidelines" is also available as a PubMed/Medline publication type.

Cultural Competency

A key ingredient in reducing or eliminating disparities in access to and quality of health care, cultural competence involves appreciation of, respect for, and responsiveness in the diverse needs of patients from different cultural or ethnic backgrounds.