Choose one of the following populations to explore beliefs and customs related to health/illness and life transitions. To promote new learning, students are expected to select a group outside of their personal frame of reference.
Hispanic Chinese Korean
Bosnian Basque Vietnamese American Indian Buddhist Jewish
Other cultures will be considered with permission of the faculty.
Choose one of the following periods of life/health transitions to focus your discussion and plan of care.
Pregnancy and Birth Elder care (care of parent or grandparent)
Children and families End of life issues
Research and present the following information related to the cultural/spiritual beliefs and practices. Your audience is the beginning general practice nurse.
I. Describe Giger and Davidhizar’s Transcultural Nursing Assessment Framework that you will use to assess your chosen culture. Must describe each of the 6 parts of the framework. Approximately 2 pages. Do not describe the culture here just the framework
II. Assess the chosen culture using the framework focusing on the selected culture’s beliefs related to the selected transition period
III. From your assessment of this culture, discuss a two implications for nursing care. Communication/language, space and social (family organization (who makes medical decisions)?. In your culture that the nurse should understand when caring for client from this culture.