The Critical Research Evaluation Tool (CRET): A Teaching and Learning Tool to Evaluate Research for Cultural Competence

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to present the Critical Research Evaluation Tool (CRET) which teaches evaluation of the researchers’ worldview, applicability to multicultural populations, and ethics surrounding potential harms to communities. To provide best cultural care nurses’ need to understand how historical/social/political experiences impact health and also influence research. The Student using the CRET reported receiving a strong foundation in research fundamentals, gaining a better understanding of critical frameworks in research, and learning more about themselves and reflecting on their own privileges and biases. The CRET provides nursing students and nursing faculty with a tool for examining diversity and ultimately decreasing health disparity.

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