N3200 - Transcultural Nursing
Delivery Mode: Web course
Credits: Three credit hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the BN program
Overview: This course will sensitize students to the importance of recognizing the diversity of the culturally-determined health-related values, beliefs and practices of people when planning professional interventions for their health and well-being. Focus is also on caring and curing patterns and practices in relation to different health-illness systems in Canada and elsewhere. Methods for conducting culturological assessments are also included.
- Be aware of their own cultural values and beliefs related to health practice.
- Develop knowledge and understanding about culture and its influence on health beliefs and practices.
- Appreciate and respect the cultural values and beliefs of clients related to health and illness.
- Develop competency in evaluating the effectiveness of culturally sensitive and relevant health care delivery.
- Recognize the existence of biological variations among ethnic groups.
- Integrate cultural assessment with health assessment and develop nursing diagnoses and a care plan based on the assessment.
- Integrate cultural concepts with counseling skills learned in an earlier course.
- Recognize the detrimental effects of ethnocentrism, cultural stereotyping, prejudice, cultural imposition, and blindness which have the potential for generating conflict between clients and health care providers.
- Recognize that effective health care services must take account of the client's cultural beliefs and values.
|Unit 1||-||Major Concepts in Transcultural Nursing and Anthropology|
|Unit 2||-||Cultural Phenomena|
|Unit 3||-||Transcultural Nursing and Concepts of Care|
|Unit 4||-||Biologic Variations|
|Unit 5||-||Cultural Heritage and Multiculturalism in Canada|
|Unit 6||-||Cultural Assessment|
|Unit 7||-||The Health of First Nations and Inuit People of Canada|
|Unit 8||-||Refugees in Canada|
|Unit 9||-||Cultural Applications in Clinical Settings: Childbirth and Culture|
|Unit 10||-||Children's Health, Child-Rearing, and Culture|
|Unit 11||-||Mental Health: Culture, Poverty and Prejudice|
|Unit 12||-||International Health and the Culture of Nursing|
Evaluation: To receive credit for N3200, students must
achieve a course composite grade of 65%. The student is
evaluated through a cultural assessment, paper, and final