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Coppin State University

College of Health Professions

Helene Fuld School of Nursing

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Guidelines for Paper on Cultural Diversity

NURS 216 Transition to Professional Practice

Objective: Students will apply the nursing process with emphasis on assessment, diagnosis, and planning of nursing care for culturally diverse individuals across the life span and in selected healthcare settings.

Culture Scholarly Paper

  1. Research and select a culture of interest to you.
  2. Following approval by your faculty, write a 5-page scholarly paper on the approved culture.

3.    The paper must be typed in APA format and submitted via Turnitin by the due date. Seek assistance in the Coppin University Academic Resource Center for help with grammar, sentence structure, or American Psychological Association (APA) style formatting.

A.   Submit a 5-page scholarly paper (not included reference or cover page) written in APA style, with the use of references when appropriate. (10 points).

B.   Content should consist of the following topics: (45 points)

·         Family and community structure and hierarchies.

·         Attitudes and beliefs about pregnancy and childrearing.

·         Attitudes and beliefs about death and dying

·         Attitudes and beliefs about health/wellness & illness (prevention, management, and hospitalization)

·         Attitudes and beliefs about mental illness.

·         Dietary & nutrition practices

·         Care of the elderly.

·         Social practices.

·         What are typical patterns of communication?  Include both verbal and nonverbal communications.

C.   Using the Nursing Process, discuss the care you will provide in regards to collecting data, diagnosing the problem, and planning for care. Be culturally appropriate (45 points).

1.    Individualize your assessment, diagnosis, and plan for each of the following situations:

a.    An extended family living arrangement for the 81 year-old grandmother who just suffered a Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke) with severe hemiparesis.

b.    A new immigrant couple whose first child born at 28 weeks gestation.

c.    A nuclear family with teenage children. The father recently diagnosed with diabetes.

2.    How should questions for you assessment be directed for your cultural group?

3.    Identify three culturally sensitive nursing diagnoses from your client’s cultural perspective.

4.    How should you plan to provide care for your cultural group?

5.    How should care be provided for your cultural group?   


Coppin State University

College of Health Professions

Helene Fuld School of Nursing

NURS 216 Culture Paper Grading Rubric

Format   Possible PointsEarned PointsComments
APA style usedAppropriate use of references 10  
Culture Identification45  
Family and community structure and hierarchies.5  
Attitudes and beliefs about pregnancy and childrearing.5  
Attitudes and beliefs about death and dying5  
Attitudes and beliefs about health& illness (prevention, management, & hospitalization)5  
Attitudes and beliefs about mental illness.5  
Dietary & nutrition practices5  
Care of the elderly5  
Social practices5  
Communication Patterns  (verbal/nonverbal) 5  
Application to Nursing Process45  
An extended family living arrangement when the 81 year-old-grandmother suffered a stroke with severe hemiparesis. How would you care for the client (assessment, diagnosis and plan)? 15  
A new immigrant couple who gave birth to their first child at 28 weeks gestation. How would you care for the client and the family (assessment, diagnosis and plan)? 15  
A nuclear family consisting of both parents and teenage children.  Dad is a new diabetic. How would you care for the client & family (assessment, diagnosis and plan)? 15  
Total Score100