Health and Illness in Diverse Cultures



Overview This week’s learning activities are video case studies on the Department of Health and Human Services Website, Choose one of the five videos and discuss the following: What is the diverse cultural background of the patient involved? After searching for information related to this culture, how do these individuals perceive health and illness? What is the overarching issue being presented in this video?

What can be done to overcome the issue? Do research outside of the video—this information should be from professional, scholarly sources. Choose an example of a time you had to overcome a cultural barrier in your nursing practice. What was the issue? What was the diverse cultural background? What did you do to overcome the issue? Points: 40 Due Date: Sun, May 26 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) of the US. References Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peerreviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information) Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines.

Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases. Style Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 6th edition formatting, citations and references. Click here to download the Microsoft Word APA 6th edition template. Make sure you crossreference the APA 6th edition book as well before submitting the assignment.

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