Critical Cultural Competence of Nurses in Intensive Care Unit: A Review

Yulis Setiya Dewi, Titis Mustikowati Danasari, Wikan Purwihantoro Sudarmaji, Lizy Sonia Benjamin, Wahyu Sri Astutik

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Cultural diversity is still an obstacle in providing nursing care to patients in the ICU. That is related to the competence of nurses in cross-cultural care. Critical cultural competence (CCC) shows that nurses can understand and respect the patient s culture so that nursing care has been created by the culture of the patient and his family. This study aims to describe the cultural competency of nurses based on a critical cultural competence in the Intensive Care Unit. The method used is a literature review study with ten articles in six databases (Scopus, Science Direct, Web of Science, CINAHL, ProQuest, and Pubmed). Data analysis was conducted with the researcher s critical thinking and PRISMA. The result of this study indicate the ICU nurses so far do not have the skills that match the CCC. Implementation of critical cultural competence in the ICU setting will increase the optimality and quality of nursing care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


  • Cultural competency
  • Intensive care unit
  • Nurses


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