Week 2 | Cultural Contexts of Care (15171-SP)
- Understanding terms
- Definition of culture, ethnocentrism, and acculturation
- Differentiating between race and ethnicity, other aspects
- Labels related to people coming into the United States
- Illegal immigrant/undocumented person
- Other groups
- How are the numbers changing?
- Historical perspective
- USA: The great melting pot
- America Today
- Numbers of people coming into the United States
- Locations of immigrant population
- Facts/ projections related to immigrants
- How to provide culturally sensitive care
- Must have broad knowledge/ know where to access specific information
- Utilize thorough assessment data to meet all needs
- Utilize excellent communication skills
- Be able to work effectively with interpreters
- Know what laws dictate
- Understand process of working with interpreters
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course work the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the meaning of culture in today's world.
- Identify variations in one's personal beliefs about diverse people.
- Discuss attributes other than race that contribute to differences among people.
- Describe changes in immigration patterns.
- Identify resources for planning care for patients with individual differences.
- Examine the healthcare system to determine how best to serve diverse populations.
Betty Hanrahan, MSN, ARNP‐BC, CWCN‐AP, CWS, FACCWS, CFCN
Co‐Director, Wound Management Education Program, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA