1. Below are the 8 learning objectives* for this course.
Read the objectives, and select two learning objectives that you feel has been the most thought- provoking, perplexing, surprising, inspiring, or disturbing for you as a learner.
Then, in a minimum of 3-4 paragraphs,
Tell me why you selected these objectives
Describe how these learning objective were (or were not) met for you
Be as specific as possible and include at least 2 examples of content from course material/assignments to support your explanation.
Remember, that listing facts off of a powerpoint slide or from the book does NOT constitute a “description” of how the objective was or was not met!(40 points)
 *Here are the eight learning objectives: NUR 4800 Course Objectives (from the syllabus)
1. Explain the rationale for and importance of understanding the similarities and differences of life cycle well-being and illness beliefs, values, customs, and lifeways of selected Western and non-Western cultures
2. Identify specific comparative transcultural factors that influence health care from birth to death including kinship, economic, political, legal, educational, technological, and religious patterns.
3. Explain the effects of acculturation and socialization processes on healthcare beliefs and practices related to birth, early childhood, adolescence, middle age, and older adults in industrial and non-industrial cultures.
4. Apply selected concepts, theories, and research findings related to transcultural health.
5. Compare the ways in which various cultures raise children to become members of the adult community.
6. Analyze the influences of ethno-history, ecology, environment, cultural context, and language on the development and use of folk (generic) and professional health care.
7. Evaluate culture-related conflicts, stressors, and barriers with regard to health care in the United States and health care reform proposals.
8. Use principles, theories, and research literature to discover new ways to improve health care for clients of diverse cultures.
2. View this video: (Links to an external site.)
The Danger of a Single Story, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Please view the video, and think of an example of a “single story” that you’ve heard about a group or place that needs rejecting or expanding to “many stories.” In a short response please describe your example.
Describe the “single story” you have selected
Utilize words or examples from the course and video to illustrate your cultural example.
Include specific examples of how this may affect you as a healthcare provider (30 points)
3. From the lecture, choose one example of where the intersection of religion and health care would be significant in your nursing practice (do not use the example of acceptance of blood by a practicing Jehovah Witness) . Discuss the problems that could arise when the nurse lacks understanding of the patient’s religious/spiritual beliefs and at least one specific, culturally congruent, intervention (20 points)

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