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Cultural Assessment

Cultural Assessment

Choose one cultural group reviewed within this course. Using Giger and Davidhizar's Transcultural Assessment Model, perform a comprehensive assessment of how your selected cultural group’s beliefs and practices might impact healthcare decision-making, treatment adherence, your communication, your interventions, and your education to align with the patient's cultural values and preferences. 

Utilize your mind map from module 1 and the textbook’s FIG. 1.1 and FIG. 1.2 in Chapter 1 to thoroughly outline your assessment and expand upon each of the six cultural phenomena for your selected group.  

Use the CUBAN culture and use the attached mind map. 

Submission Instructions:

  • The discussion is to be clear and concise and students will lose points for improper grammar, punctuation and misspelling.
  • The discussion should be formatted per current APA and 4-5 pages in length, excluding the title and references page. Incorporate a minimum of 5 current (published within the last FIVE years) scholarly journal articles or primary legal sources (statutes, court opinions) within your work.

1 Description: Communication styles, languages spoken, verbal and non-verbal cues. Example: A patient from a collectivist culture might not openly express pain to avoid burdening others.

COMMUNICATION

2SPACE

3Description: Attitudes towards time, scheduling, and planning. Example: Hispanic cultures may prioritize relationships over punctuality, leading to flexible appointment times.

TIME ORIENTATION

4 Description: Family dynamics, roles, and hierarchy. Example: Asian cultures often involve the eldest son making healthcare decisions for the family.

SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

5 Description: Beliefs about health control and nature's impact on health.

Example: Native American patients may use traditional herbs alongside prescribed

medications for holistic healing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

6 Description: Genetic predispositions and variations in disease prevalence. Example: African American patients have higher rates of hypertension, influencing treatment approaches.

BIOLOGICAL VARIATIONS

MIND MAP

Description: Preferred physical distance during interactions. Example: Middle Eastern patients may prefer

closer physical proximity during conversations compared to Western norms.