Kamau, S., Koskenranta, M., Kuivila, H., Oikarainen, A., Tomietto, M., Juntunen, J., Tuomikoski, A.-M., & Mikkonen, K. (2022). Integration strategies and models to support transition and adaptation of culturally and linguistically diverse nursing staff into healthcare environments: An umbrella review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 136, 104377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104377
Integration strategies and models to support transition and adaptation of culturally and linguistically diverse nursing staff into healthcare environments : an umbrella review
|Author:||Kamau, Suleiman1,2; Koskenranta, Miro1; Kuivila, Heli1;|
1Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Department of Healthcare and Social Services, Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences, Jyvaskyla, Finland
3Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
4Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
5Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A JBI Centre of Excellence, Helsinki, Finland
6Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2023061656081
|Publish Date:|| 2023-06-16
Aims: The aim of this umbrella review was to establish recent evidence on integration strategies and models to support transition and adaptation of culturally and linguistically diverse nursing staff into healthcare environments.
Design: Umbrella review conducted according to Joanna Briggs institute guidelines.
Data sources: Data were collected from CINAHL, PubMed, Medic, ProQuest and Scopus electronic databases in 2021.
Review methods: Two researchers simultaneously screened studies’ eligibility by title, abstract and full text. Quality appraisal for the selected studies was assessed according to Joanna Briggs institute critical appraisal. Data were synthesized by conducting content analysis.
Results: Twenty-seven reviews were included in the final synthesis. Strategies and models for supporting the transition and adaptation of culturally and linguistically diverse nursing staff into healthcare environments were structured as intra-organizational, sociocultural, and professional development. Intra-organizational strategies and models were unique to a particular organization and included policies and support, diversity, collegial and peer support, employee treatment and workplace environment. Sociocultural strategies and models addressed social, cultural and group dynamics using cultural training, learning and support, social support and friendships, language and communication, and personal skills development. Professional development enhanced nursing competence, ability to practice and workplace professional development. This was supported through licensure and orientation to work, career and competence development, and workplace mentorship and preceptorship.
Conclusions: There is a need to understand culturally and linguistically diverse nurses’ needs and motivation to integrate, which is essential toward developing efficient integrational strategies and models. Strategies and models also need to support cultural and personal competence development of native nurses to aid efficient integration of culturally and linguistically diverse colleagues. Future studies can evaluate nursing workforce shortages and their implications on integration process.
International journal of nursing studies
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A2 Review article in a scientific journal
|Field of Science:||
216 Materials engineering
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