ISPN| Volume 20, ISSUE 3, P152-156, June 2006

Creating an Organizational Diversity Vision: Goals, Outcomes, and Future Directions of the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses

      The aim of this article was to chronicle the development and status of a diversity vision within a psychiatric nursing organization. Organizational activities to support diversity and cultural competence, along with challenges to a full integration of these values, are presented. Psychiatric nurses need to be engaged in the process of developing personal and organizational cultural competence to eliminate barriers that contribute to disparities in effective mental health care.
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