Review the media presentations and Chapter 7 in the course textbook. Focus particularly on presentation on cultural competence and on pages 146–152 in the textbook which discusses cultural competence. Also, review the Douglas, et al. article on “Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care.” Then, select a major ethnic or religious group from your community. With this group in mind, respond to the following questions: What major ethnic or religious groups are present in your community whose culture is different from your own? Discuss your assumptions about this group. How might a nurse’s positive or negative assumptions influence the care provided, and thus health outcomes? Support your response with references from the professional nursing literature.
Community Assessment To prepare for this Application, review the media presentations for this week and Chapter 15 in the course textbook on community assessment. In addition, use Table 15-5 on page 355 in the textbook to guide your windshield assessment. Include your windshield assessment with your Application. Conduct an assessment of the community in which you live, including a windshield assessment. Then, write a 3- to 4-page paper that includes the following: Demographics Vital statistics Environmental issues Occupational health hazards Vulnerable populations Resources available in the community Other pertinent information about the community