What is this article about?
Australia is a multicultural society. The 2016 Census revealed that over a quarter of the population was born overseas, and 45.5% of people have at least one overseas-born parent. Transcultural nursing seeks to provide care that acknowledges an individual’s culture, values, beliefs and practices – the crux of which is good communication between the health professional and the patient and their family. Health professionals need to deliver culturally-appropriate, culturally-sensitive care; an undertaking that is sometimes difficult due to the cultural and ethnic diversity within our society.