NR 391 Week 1 Discussion

Models of Transcultural Nursing (graded)

Chapter 1 of Andrews and Boyle (2016) discusses Leininger’s
sunrise model of transcultural nursing. However, other models are described and
are important to acknowledge as well. Besides Leininger’s model, what others
are available? Describe one model and how you might apply it to your practice
setting. An excellent resource may be found at the Transcultural Nursing
Society’s website (http://www.tcns.org) Click on the Theories tab.

NR 391 Week 2 Discussion

Transcultural Nursing Skills Self-Assessment (graded)

Nurses complete assessments on individuals on a daily basis.
Self-assessments are in order before considering our abilities to provide
culturally competent nursing care.

1. Complete the Transcultural Nursing Skills Self-Assessment Form
located in Doc Sharing.

2. Note the number of “no” answers in your
self-assessment.

3. Share one or two of your “no” answers with your
classmates and describe how you will convert the “no” to a
“yes” over the next few weeks.

4. What interventions are needed to turn each “no” into
a “yes” response?

NR 391 Week 3 Discussion

Healthcare Needs of a Specific Minority Group (graded)

Describe the healthcare needs of a minority group in your city or
town.

  • Briefly
    describe the characteristics of the minority group.
  • What
    opportunities do you see for improving the health of this group?
  • How
    would you communicate their healthcare needs to people of authority? Use
    titles instead of names to identify these individuals.
  • What
    is the role of the BSN-prepared nurse in enhancing communication skills
    related to cultural needs of this minority population?

NR 391 Week 4 Discussion

Common Illnesses and the Use of CAM (graded)

Our patients come to us after exploring various avenues of
self-help. At times, these avenues involve the use of complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Select a common (or not so common)
illness/ or condition that affects a specific ethnic group/ or cultural group
or vulnerable population.

1. Name the condition/ or illness and the group/ or population.

2. Identify two (2) CAM therapies that patients are likely to try
before seeking (or in addition to) allopathic, osteopathic, or ayurvedic
medical intervention for the illness or /condition.

3. Discuss the effectiveness of each therapy you identified.

4. Describe how you would answer an individual who asks you for
your professional advice about the use of these CAM therapies.

Note:Do not discuss an illness/ or condition about which a classmate
has already posted. The diversity will lead to a more robust discussion. There
are many examples you may discuss, including sickle- cell disease in African
Americans, constipation in the elderly people, or the use of Reiki for mental and
emotional healing by Japanese people. Think of others from your practice
settings or prelicensure experiences.

NR 391 Week 5 Discussion

Transcultural Perspectives Across Lifespan (graded)

Select and read ONE of the chapters of particular interest to you
listed in Assignments under Required Readings. Discuss what information you
should obtain to develop and implement culturally appropriate care plans for an
individual of this group. A brief case study or exemplar may be one way to
present your information. For example, how would you provide culturally-
appropriate care for an elderly female who is Muslim and presents to the
Emergency Department with chest pain?

NR 391 Week 6 Discussion

Standards of Practice (graded)

The basis for our lesson this week came from the Standards of
Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care Executive Summary, Transcultural
Nursing Society: http://www.tcns.org/TCNStandardsofPractice.html.

Your nursing leader has decided that the department needs to
better incorporate these Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing
Care into the nursing care delivery model at your organization. There are 12
Standards.

Read the Executive Summary.

Select ONE one of the 12 Standards in the Summary.

Does your department or /organization currently give credence to
this standard? If so, how? Think about the standards as they relate to
culturally sensitive care.

If not, offer suggestions of how the standard can be incorporated
into patient care or your organization as a whole.

Note: There are 12 standards, so make sure you choose a standard
that another student has not described. We all have different takes on a
standard so the standard should be specific for the patient population or
organization. The typical number of students in a class means that we should
only read about a particular standard twice. And, keep in mind that each of us
does not work in an acute care setting, so examples from other practice
settings will add to our discussion.

NR 391 Week 7 Discussion

Workforce Diversity (graded)

As nurses, we often work with physicians or other healthcare team
members whose native language is not English. In fact, some of you may have interviewed
a non-native English speaker for your Course Project.

1. Share an example of miscommunication that has occurred as a
result of this disparity.

2. Reflect on your new-found knowledge of transcultural nursing,
and describe how this miscommunication could have been prevented.

NR 391 Week 8 Discussion

Professional Insight (graded)

Reflect on the Transcultural Nursing Self-Assessment that you
completed during Week 2. Not all of us will have the opportunity to participate
in an international nursing experience for even a few weeks, let alone as a
career. However, if assuming you had the opportunity to practice this type of
nursing, consider how you would answer the following questions. Make sure you
address all components below:

1. What contributions would you be able to make that would be
considered unique?

2. What experiences and wisdom would you bring to the care of your
patients?

3. What challenges might there be for you and/or your family for
participation in such an opportunity?

NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1

Guidelines for Course Project Milestone 1:

Interviewee Profile

Purpose

The purpose of the Course Project is to give the student the
opportunity to apply concepts in transcultural nursing by conducting a
transcultural nursing assessment.

The purpose of Milestone 1 is to identifyan adult who is not a
relative who is willing to be interviewed for a transcultural nursing
assessment, and to secure the instructor’s approval for the interview. Note:
the actual interview does not occur until Milestone 3. It is not a purpose for
this assignment.

Course Outcomes

The completion of the Course Projectenables the student to meet
the following Course Outcomes.

CO#1:Identify theories, concepts, and beliefs related to
transcultural nursing. (PO#1)

CO#2:Communicate effectively with culturally diverse individuals,
families, and organizations. (PO #3)

CO#4:Perform a culturallycompetent nursing assessment. (PO#7)

Points

The entire project is worth 600 points. Milestone 1 is worth 100
points of this total.

Due Dates

You are to submityour completed NR 391Milestone 1: Interviewee
Profile Form to the Milestone 1 Dropbox by11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 3.

Requirements and Guidelines

1. Review the Course Outcomes for this assignment, which are
listed above.

2. Review the guidelines for Milestones 1, 2, and 3, paying
particular attention to Milestone 1. The guidelines for all of the Milestones
are located in Doc Sharing. Also, read the Course Project area on your eCollege
screen for more details.Pay special attention to the Tips for Successful Course
Projects.

3. Identify a potential interviewee who has been living in a
culture other than the one of origin for at least the past 3–5 years. The
interviewee could be a patient, friend, or colleague, such as a physician or
acquaintance, but cannot be a relative. The interviewee must be living in your
community and must be currently receiving or have previously received
healthcare services in your community. The individual’s race, ethnicity,
language, religion, and culturally based beliefs about healthcare and illness
should be quite different from yours.The interviewee must speak your
language.An interpreter is not permitted for the actual interview, which occurs
in Milestone 3 (Week 6).

4. Interviewees can come from a variety of settings.Recent
immigrants, migrant workers, refugees, coworkers, physicians, patients, and
individuals who have recently moved to your community are some
suggestions.Ideally, this individual was not born in the United States and
his/her culture of origin is significantly different from yours. Work with your
instructor prior to submitting Milestone 1. Approval must be provided by your
instructor before submitting Milestone 1 (this assignment).

5. Speak with the individual and obtain permission to conduct an
interview later in the course. Clearly explain that statements made in the
interview will be recorded (written) and submitted to the instructor only. It
is not intended for public access. Anonymity will be maintained by using first
and last initials only.Do not use names in any of your documents.

6. Download the NR 391_Interviewee_Profile_Form from Doc
Sharing.Although you are not conducting the official interview until Milestone
3, it will be necessary to obtain some general information about your
interviewee to complete Milestone 1. This information may come from the
individual or Internet sources.

7. Fill in information about the potential interviewee using the
form. This does not require APA formatting, but you are expected to write
clearly and use proper grammar and spelling.

8. Submit the completed form to the Milestone 1 Dropbox by the end
of Week 3 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

NR 391 Week 4 Course Project Milestone 2

Guidelines for Course Project Milestone 2:

Interview Guide and Questions

Purpose

The purpose of the Course Project is to give the student the
opportunity to apply concepts in transcultural nursing by conducting a
transcultural nursing assessment.The purpose of Milestone 2 is to develop an
interview guide utilizing open-ended questions that will encourage
participation by the interviewee.

Course Outcomes

The completion of the Course Projectenables the student to meet
the following Course Outcomes.

CO#1:Identify theories, concepts, and beliefs related to
transcultural nursing. (PO#1)

CO#2:Communicate effectively with culturally diverse individuals,
families, and organizations. (PO #3)

CO#4:Perform a culturallycompetent nursing assessment. (PO#3)

Points

The entire project is worth 600 points. Milestone 2 is worth 200
points of this total.

Due Dates

You are to submityour completed NR 391Milestone2: Interview
Questions Form to the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT,at the end of Week 4.

Requirements and Guidelines

1. Review the Course Outcomes for this assignment, which are
listed above.

2. Review the directions and best practices found in the Course
Project tab, located under Course Home.

3. Research your interviewee’s cultural background prior to
developing questions. What impact may the culture have on the interviewee’s
physical health, that is, what illnesses and conditions are prevalent in this
culture? What are commonly held beliefs about health in the interviewee’s
culture of origin that could influence the interviewee’s perception of
healthcare and health practices in the current culture? Refer to Appendix A in
your text and select five (5) categories upon which you will concentrate for
your interview guide and questions.

4. Develop an interview guide and questions with specific initial
and follow-up questions. Include questions that reflect an understanding of the
categories (Appendix A) that you selectedabout the influence culture may have
on the interviewee.

5. Review the Differences Between Closed and Open-Ended Questions
document in DocSharing entitled. Use the suggestions to formulate your initial
and follow-up questions.

6. Download the NR 391_Milestone2_Interview_Questions_Form from Doc
Sharing.

7. Fill in information about the interview guide and questions
using the form. This does not require APA formatting, however, you are expected
to write clearly and use proper grammar and spelling.

8. Submit the completed form to the Milestone 2 Dropbox by the
Sunday of Week 4 at 11:59 p.m. MT.

9. Prior to submission of Milestone 3, revise the Interview Guide
and Questions based on instructor feedback.

NOTEDo not schedule the interview
to occur until after midnight on Friday of Week 5 to allow your instructor time
to grade your Milestone 2 Assignment unless you have obtained special
permission from your instructor.Do not conduct the interview until
after midnight on Friday of Week 5 for the same reasons. If the interviewee’s
schedule requires that you conduct the interview before this day and time,
consult your instructor regarding early submission of the Interview Guide and
Questions to ensure that you receive comments in time to incorporate revisions
before the interview. Make sure you obtain his/her permission before
proceeding.

NR 391 Week 6 Course Project Milestone 3

Guidelines for Course Project Milestone 3:

The Interview

Purpose

The purpose of the Course Project is to give the student the
opportunity to apply concepts in transcultural nursing by conducting a
transcultural nursing assessment. The purpose of Milestone 3is to conduct an
interview as part of a transcultural nursing assessment, and conduct an
interview. You will submit a written document reflecting on concepts of
transcultural nursing related to the interview.

Course Outcomes

The completion of the Course Projectenables the student to meet
the following Course Outcomes.

CO #1:Identify theories, concepts, and beliefs related to
transcultural nursing. (PO#1)

CO #2:Communicate effectively with culturally diverse individuals,
families, and organizations. (PO #3)

Points

The entire project is worth 600 points. Milestone 3 is worth 300
points of this total.

Due Dates

You are to submityour completed NR 391Milestone 3: The Interview to
the Dropbox by Sunday, 11:59 p.m. MT,at the end of Week 6.

Requirements and Guidelines

1. Review the Course Outcomes for this assignment, which are
listed above.

2. Schedule a time to meet with the interviewee to conduct a
face-to-face interview. You may not conduct the interview by phone call, e-mail
or by asking the interviewee to fill in a form. You must be able to understand
your interviewee. An interpreter is not allowed.

3. Do not conduct the interview prior to Week 6
in order to receive feedback from your instructor regarding Milestone 2:
Interview Guide and Questions prior to meeting. This will allow you time to
make adjustments in your questions if needed. If the interviewee’s schedule
requires that you conduct the interview prior to Week 6, consult with your
instructor regarding early submission of Milestone 2 to ensure that you receive
timely feedback before the interview occurs.

4. Conduct the interview in a professional manner using the
preapproved questions (Milestone 2).

5. The Interview Assignment must be able to be attached to the
Milestone 3 Dropbox and opened by the instructor for review usingMS Word 2010.

6. Submit the completed Interview assignment to the Milestone 3
Dropbox by the Sunday of Week 6 at 11:59 p.m. MT.The length of your assignment
should be no more than five to six typed, double-spaced pages.

7. There is no designated form for the assignment. The formatting
of the Questions and Answers is at the discretion of the student.