The objective of this individual assignment is to write a scholarly paper that applies a chosen cultural assessment model to a specific ethnic-cultural group in your clinical setting. The paper should focus on identifying a health disorder that is common and specific to the chosen ethnic-cultural group. Additionally, it should explore cultural practices that either enhance or impede optimal health within the group. The assignment requires a thorough review of the literature, incorporating at least 5 peer-reviewed articles to support and inform the content. The paper should demonstrate cultural competence, sensitivity, and humility in providing culturally appropriate care. Lastly, it should address at least one cultural-specific barrier that influences both client and nurse behavior.
• Cultural Assessment Model Selection
o Choose a cultural assessment model that aligns with your interests and the needs of the ethnic-cultural group in your clinical setting. Research and familiarize yourself with the chosen model’s principles, components, and application in healthcare contexts. Consider models such as Campinha- Bacote’s Model of Cultural Competence, Purnell’s Model of Cultural Competence, or any other recognized cultural assessment model.
• Identify Ethnic-Cultural Group and Health Disorder
o Select a specific ethnic-cultural group from your clinical setting. Research and identify a health disorder that is both common and specific to that group. Explore the prevalence, etiology, and impact of health disorders within the cultural context. Consider factors such as genetics, lifestyle, cultural practices, and beliefs that contribute to the development and management of health disorders.
• Cultural Practices and their Impact on Health
o Examine cultural practices within the chosen ethnic-cultural group that either enhance or impede optimal health. Analyze the cultural beliefs, rituals, traditions, dietary patterns, healthcare-seeking behaviors, and other relevant factors that influence health outcomes. Discuss how these practices can be leveraged or addressed to promote better health outcomes for individuals within the cultural group.
• Literature Review
o Conduct a comprehensive review of the literature to support and inform your analysis. Utilize at least 5 peer-reviewed articles from reputable sources. These articles should provide evidence-based insights into the chosen cultural assessment model, the health disorder within the ethnic-cultural group, and the cultural practices that impact health outcomes. Critically evaluate and synthesize the findings from the literature to support your arguments and recommendations.
Cultural Competence and Sensitivity
o Demonstrate cultural competence, sensitivity, and humility in providing culturally appropriate care. Discuss the importance of understanding and respecting the cultural values, beliefs, and practices of the ethnic-cultural group. Reflect on the role of the nurse in delivering culturally competent care and address potential challenges or biases that may arise.
o Identify at least one cultural-specific barrier that influences both client and nurse behavior within the chosen ethnic- cultural group. Analyze the impact of this barrier on healthcare delivery, patient-provider communication, adherence to treatment, and overall health outcomes. Discuss strategies and interventions that can be implemented to overcome or address this barrier and improve culturally sensitive care.
o Structure your paper in a logical and organized manner. Include an introduction, literature review, analysis of the chosen cultural assessment model, discussion of the health disorder and cultural practices, exploration of the cultural- specific barrier, recommendations for culturally appropriate care, and a conclusion summarizing the key findings and implications. The paper should be from 3 to 5 pages.
o Cite all sources used in your paper using the appropriate citation APA format. Ensure proper in-text citations and a comprehensive reference list.
o Cultural assessment models (Campinha-Bacote’s Model of Cultural Competence, Purnell’s Model for Cultural Competence, etc.)
o Literature search in academic databases, scholarly articles, and books.