Transcultural Perspective in the Nursing Care for Children

Read chapter 6 of the class textbook and review the attached PowerPoint presentation, once done answer the following questions;

  1.  Mention and discuss the cultural influences of child growth, development, health, and illness.
  2. Mention and discuss how poverty influences the children’s health status in your in the community.
  3. Conduct a Nursing Assessment of any Family in your community.  The assessment must include the following;

Cultural background

Family belief systems

Mother maybe most influential

Family structures

Nuclear, single-parent, blended, extended

Please explain the five factors included above.

Chapter 6: Transcultural Perspectives in the Nursing Care of Children

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Children in a Culturally Diverse Society #1

Cultural survival depends on the transmission of values and customs from one generation to the next.

Culture influences child growth, development, health, and illness.

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Children in a Culturally Diverse Society #2

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Children as a Population

Elements to consider:

Racial and ethnic composition

Poverty

Children’s health status

Growth and development

Infant attachment

Crying

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In all cultures, infants and children are valued and nurtured because they represent the promise of future generations.

Parental cultural beliefs and practices influence behaviors and interventions.

Culture-Universal and Culture-Specific Child Rearing #1

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Culture-Universal and Culture-Specific Child Rearing #2

Culture influences child rearing:

Nutrition: feeding and eating behaviors

Sleep

Elimination

Menstruation

Parent–child relationships and discipline

Child abuse

Gender differences

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Culture-Universal and Culture-Specific Child Rearing #3

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Question #1

Is the following statement true or false?

Differences between boys and girls are generally subtle, first appear at puberty, and exert minimal influence on adult roles within a culture.

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Answer to Question #1

False

Rationale: Differences between boys and girls appear early in life and form the basis for adult roles within a culture.

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Health and Health Promotion #1

Parents might persist with culturally based beliefs and practices even when scientific evidence refutes them.

The family is the primary health care provider for infants, children, and adolescents.

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Health and Health Promotion #2

Influencing factors:

Illness

Health belief systems

Biocultural influences on childhood disorders

Immunity, intermarriage, ethnicity, race

Beliefs regarding causes of chronic illness/disability

Special health care needs of adolescents

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Question #2

Is the following statement true or false?

Illness is viewed by many cultures as a form of punishment.

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Answer to Question #2

True

Rationale: A family and/or child with a chronic illness or disability may believe that they have been cursed by a supreme being, have sinned, or violated a taboo.

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Culturally Competent Nursing Care for Children and Adolescents #1

Nursing Assessment of the Family

Cultural background

Family belief systems

Mother may be most influential

Family structures

Nuclear, single-parent, blended, extended

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Culturally Competent Nursing Care for Children and Adolescents #2

Nursing Interventions

Physical care/hygiene

Communication

With child and family

Evaluation of the nursing care plan

Ask questions to determine if mutual goals were established

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Question #3

Is the following statement true or false?

All family members of a cultural group follow the culture of the larger group.

Example: All Chinese North American children show respect for authority, have polite social behavior, and a moderate-to-soft voice.

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Answer to Question #3

False

Rationale: Each family modifies the culture of the larger group in ways that are uniquely its own.

Individual differences, changing norms over time, the degree of acculturation, the length of time the family has lived in a country, and other factors account for variations from the stereotype.

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DQ Rubric 2019

· Description

· Rubric Detail

  Levels of Achievement
Criteria Proficient Competent Novice
Introduction and quality of discussion’s Argument

Weight 60.00%

100.00 %

It is consistent with application in research related to its context. Clarity of ideas. Comprehensive, in-depth and wide ranging.

70.00 %

The topic has a partially weak association to clarity of ideas and related topic. Relevant but not comprehensive.

15.00 %

Unable to address any part of the question and/or topic. Little relevance/some accuracy.

Objectivity of Tone, overall quality & Review of Literature in APA 6th format within past 7 years

Weight 10.00%

100.00 %

Tone is consistent, addressed professionally and objectively. Evidence in literature supports arguments.

70.00 %

The tone is not consistently objective. Some observations, some supportive evidence used.

15.00 %

No objectivity in tone. No evidence of literature review provided. Lacks evidence of critical analysis, poor to no use of supportive evidence.

Grammar / Writing Skills

Weight 7.50%

100.00 %

Excellent mechanics, sentence structure and organization with no grammatical mistakes.

70.00 %

Some grammatical lapses , uses emotional responses in lieu of relevant points.

0.00 %

Poor grammar, weak communication, lack of clarity.

Peer Reply #1

Weight 7.50%

100.00 %

Demonstrates an exceptional ability to analyze and synthesize student work, asks meaningful extending questions.

70.00 %

Some ability to meaningfully comment on other students work and ask meaningful questions.

0.00 %

No peer response

Peer Reply #2

Weight 7.50%

100.00 %

Demonstrates an exceptional ability to analyze and synthesize student work, asks meaningful extending questions.

70.00 %

Some ability to meaningfully comment on other students work and ask meaningful questions.

0.00 %

No Peer response

Overall APA Use

Weight 7.50%

100.00 %

Demonstrates an exceptional ability to apply 6th edition APA standards.

70.00 %

Some ability to to apply 6th edition APA standards. i.e. use of in-text citation, reference structure, quoting,etc.

0.00 %

No adherence to 6th edition APA standards.

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