Cross-Cultural Health Perspectives: Relationships and Expectations


Read the case story about how a Nurse Manager helps her staff become more culturally competent.

After reading the case story, click on the Learning Activities link on the left side. Complete Activities 1, 2, and 4.

You may complete Activity 3 if you like, but it is not required.

In a 3-page paper:

1. Describe how Christy can handle the situation better the next time she encounters a Romani patient.

2. Reflect upon what have you learned after completing the Learning Activities. Your comments must show that you completed the Learning Activities and must show thoughtful reflection about how you have assessed your own personal development as you strive for cultural competence.

3. Identify at least one thing an organization can do to improve its cultural competence. How can the organization begin to do that? What resources could the organization use? (Be specific: give the name, a description, and the direct link to the resource).

Assignment Expectations – In order to earn full credit, you must review all required background materials and make sure your paper meets these standards:

LENGTH: 2 – 3 pages typed, double-spaced, one inch margins, 12 point font

COVER PAGE: Copy the exact assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).

REFERENCES: Be sure to cite your references in the text of all papers and on the reference list at the end. For examples you may review the way the references are listed in the modules and on the background reading list.

PRECISION: Each of the questions of the assignment is specifically addressed in the paper.

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CLARITY: The paper reads clearly (i.e., it is not confusing) and is well-structured. Subheadings are used to guide the reader.

BREADTH: The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the questions of the assignment (multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered, as appropriate).

DEPTH: The paper presents points that lead to a deeper understanding of the matters and/or issues being discussed and integrates several points into coherent conclusions.

EVIDENCE: Statements and points are well-supported with facts or statistics, and references.

CRITICAL THINKING: You set aside your own personal biases and instead approach the subject matter using available scholarly evidence. You consider the strengths and weaknesses of competing arguments/perspectives on this topic. Having read these scholarly sources, you make a judgment as to the merit of the arguments presented therein.