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HLT 324V Transcultural Health Care Grand Canyon Entire Course

HLT324V


All Weeks Topic DQs


HLT 324V Week 1 Discussion 1


Describe the concept of "variant characteristics of culture." Which characteristics can change and which cannot? Is equality for variant cultures typically supported in the United States? Provide examples to support your statement.


HLT 324V Week 1 Discussion 2


How does cultural competency occur? What can one do to become culturally aware? Describe an effective approach to using The Purnell Model when working with subcultures (immigration status, gender, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, educational status, etc.).


HLT 324V Week 2 Discussion 1


From your readings, which cultural difference would be most challenging for you to understand? Why? How would you prepare to work with individuals from this culture in order to respect their culture?


HLT 324V Week 2 Discussion 2


If health care practitioners cannot communicate to the patients in their language, how important is it to find a translator? Whose problem is it, the health care provider's or the patient's? Why?


HLT 324V Week 3 Discussion 1


From the 10 select cultural groups you selected for the High-Risk Nutritional Practices assignment, briefly explain an unusual high-risk practice and how it impacts your role as a medical professional.


HLT 324V Week 3 Discussion 2


What factors influencing nutritional practices in the United States could be changed to improve health?


HLT 324V Week 4 Discussion 1


Describe the spectrum of death and dying rituals and practices. Why are death and dying rituals so significant?


HLT 324V Week 4 Discussion 2


What death and dying practices are contrary to your personal beliefs or chosen religious values? How will you support a patient's death and dying rituals and practices, and still honor your own?


HLT 324V Week 5 Discussion 1


If you were caring for a child who could be cured if given blood transfusions, but whose parents refused permission to give the transfusions due to religious beliefs, what would you do?


HLT 324V Week 5 Discussion 2


Some parents are refraining from giving certain immunizations to their children. How will this affect diseases in the United States in the future? How as medical professionals can we embrace these nontraditional practices?


All Weeks Assignments 


HLT 324V Week 1 Allied Health Community Media Scenario


Details:


The ability to communicate, interact with different cultures, and think critically is essential in the medical field. The interactive media scenario you will use for this assignment illustrates a situation that could easily arise when working in health care. To complete this assignment:


Go to the "Allied Health Community" media link: http://lc.gcumedia.com/hlt307v/allied-health-community/allied-health-community-v1.1.html

Click "Enter" to begin.

Click on the box that says "SCENARIOS."

Click on "View Scenario" for the "Critical Decision Making for Providers."

Examine how the described problem might happen in your facility and the impact it could have. Work through this situation by examining all of the choices presented in the scenario.

When you get to the end of the scenarios, one scenario will have the word "Transcultural" on the top right corner. Click on "Transcultural." Read the scenario and answer the four questions that are provided.

While APA format is not required for this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center.


You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.


HLT 324V Week 1 Benchmark Assignment - Diversity in Health Care Essay


Diversity has a significant influence on health care. Studying transcultural health care helps health professionals understand different cultures in order to provide holistic and individualized health care. Review the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, including the theory, framework and 12 domains. Write 750-1,000 word paper exploring the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence. Include the following:


Explain the theory and organizational framework of the Purnell Model, and discuss its relevance to transcultural health care.

Describe Purnell's 12 domains of culture, and assess how each of these domains plays an active role in the diversity of health care in your specific field.

Discuss how this model can be applied when working with different cultures in order to become a more culturally competent health care provider.

Cite at least three references, including the course textbook.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.


HLT 324V Week 2 Family Interview - Compare and Contrast Cultures Paper


Family Roles and Organization, Work Attitudes, and Communication


It is important to identify and understand your own family culture in order to be able to understand and respect other cultures. Interview a family member, and an individual from another culture with which you are unfamiliar. Some examples of an individual from another culture to consider for the assignment include a neighbor, coworker, patient, or friend. Please inform the individuals of the purpose of this assignment and make sure you receive their consent.


Interviews:


Review the "Family Interview" template prior to the interview. Additional space is designated on the template for you to create three additional questions to ask both interviewees (family member and person from another culture). Additional questions should be relevant to the readings or discussion and should provide value to the interview by helping to understand culture.


Some of the questions may include:


Family beliefs: Have they changed over generations?

Educational and occupational status in the culture and in the family

Communication methods: verbal and nonverbal

Current family goals/priorities

Family member roles and organizational systems

Spiritual beliefs: current practice and death and dying

Alternative lifestyles

Work attitudes and structure

Written Paper:


Using the "Family Interview" template, interview your designated family member and the person from another culture. Be sure to write your responses in a way that will assist you in writing your paper. After the interview is completed, write a paper of 750-1,000 words that includes the following:


An introductory paragraph with the reasons for selecting the interviewees.

A summary of the responses from the interview template gathered from the interviewees.

A comparison and contrast of your findings between the two interviewees.

A reflective concluding paragraph on how family roles affect the cultural domains and relationships for each individual.

General Requirements:


Submit both the completed "Family Interview" template and the written paper" to the instructor.


Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.


HLT 324V Week 3 Assignment High-Risk Nutritional Practices Paper


Examine the high-risk nutritional behaviors associated with different cultures. Identify the historical perspectives, belief systems, and other factors associated with these high-risk nutritional behaviors for each culture. Write a 1,500-3,000 word paper on your findings in which you accomplish the following:


Summarize the high risk-nutritional behaviors practiced among 10 different cultures.

Discuss the historical perspectives and belief systems of these cultures that influence the high-risk nutritional behaviors.

Explore additional influencing factors on high-risk behaviors for each culture. These may include, but are not limited to (a) education, (b) family roles, (c) spiritual beliefs, (d) health care practices, and (e) drug and alcohol use.

This paper requires minimum of six outside resources in addition to the textbook, properly documented using APA guidelines.


Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.


HLT 324V Week 4 Case Study: Through the Eyes of the Patient and the Health Care Professional


Topic: Spiritual and Cultural Emphases on Death and Dying


Allied health professionals are confronted with different death and dying practices. An effective allied health professional recognizes the importance of understanding different cultural practices, and learns how to evaluate the death, dying, and spiritual beliefs and practices across the cultures.


Read the two specified case histories and choose one for this assignment.


Chapter 4, "Stories of Abby: An Ojibwa Journey" and Chapter 14, "Stories of Shanti: Culture and Karma," by Gelfland, Raspa, and Sherylyn, from End-of-Life Stories: Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries (2005), available in the GCU Library:


http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://site.ebrary.com/lib/grandcanyon/Doc?id=10265487


Identify your role as a health care professional in supporting Abby or Shanti's dying rituals, and in creating strategies for displaying respect while still providing quality care. Integrate your strategies as you develop a care plan describing how you would approach the situation and care for the patient. Review the "Care Plan" template prior to beginning.


Include the following in your care plan:


Communication: family and patient

Treatment options that align with the specific culture

Education: family and patient

Family roles in the process

Spiritual beliefs

Barriers

Cultural responses

Any additional components that you feel would need to be addressed (from your perspective as a health care professional)

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


HLT 324V Week 5 Benchmark Assignment - Nontraditional Health Care Practices


Research different popular nontraditional health care practices. Write a 1,000-1,200 word paper exploring nontraditional health care practices and include the following:


Describe nontraditional health care practices in different cultures. Compare at least three cultures.

Explain how these practices affect wellness and prevention in different cultures.

Identify the nontraditional health care options in your areas, and identify the number of people choosing to use them over traditional medical practices. Propose reasons why the number of people using nontraditional health care options is rising.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.


This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.


You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

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