Explain the culturally influenced health beliefs.
Details of task:
This evidence based assignment integrates a number of concepts from across the unit. In particular it requires you to critically examine ethnic and cultural influences on health beliefs and practices evident in contemporary nursing practice in Australia.
1. Explain the culturally influenced health beliefs and practices of two (2) ethnic groups of your choice.
○ Outline the health beliefs and practices of the two ethnic groups chosen, including family and caring expectations across the lifespan, health literacy, linguistic, religious and/or spiritual influences
2. Identify issues of culture clash and recommend strategies to support culturally competent nursing practice
1. Attention to Purpose: ( 15 marks)
Introduction- Your introduction should attract the reader’s interest, provide background and introduce the topic, and explain what the essay will be about. By the end of the introduction, you should have provided a road map that clearly outlines the main points and direction of your paper (10 -15% of word count)
HD A comprehensive and insightful introduction that introduces the topic, provides background information, outline the purpose and key concepts of the essay. Introduction clearly and provides context and guides the reader Introduction is of appropriate length
2. Culturally Influenced Health Beliefs(30 marks)
Explain culturally influenced health beliefs of two ethnic groups and clearly outline family and caring considerations across the lifespan, issues surrounding health literacy, linguistic, religious and/or spiritual considerations.
HD Comprehensive and evidence-based knowledge of topic. Follows up on points raised in introduction. Comprehensive and contextualised knowledge and detail of the health practices of the ethnic groups identified. Highly structure and thorough outline of family and caring considerations across the lifespan, issues surrounding health literacy, linguistic, religious and/or spiritual considerations.
3. Culture Clash and Culturally Competent Care (20 marks)
Identify issues of culture clash and recommend strategies that support culturally competent nursing practice of the two ethnic groups chosen
HD Contextualised and nuanced understanding of the specific issues of culture clash Comprehensive, insightful and evidence-based recommendations made to support culturally competent nursing practice supported by contemporary literature
4. Conclusion (10 marks)
The function of a conclusion is to restate the main argument and remind the reader of the points / strengths of the paper. It should reiterate the most important evidence supporting your argument. (Generally, 10% of the total word count)
HD Comprehensive, analytical and clear conclusion well-grounded in literature discussed in the main part of the essay but stated in own words; Introduces no new ideas Conclusion is of appropriate length
5 Literature and Referencing Minimum of 15 references required(10 marks)
Ideas expressed are based on a wide range (>15) of high quality, relevant and appropriate sources, which have been well integrated and discussed. Essay makes effective use of a wide range of relevant, credible and reliable sources to inform the argument throughout Uses own words to discuss ideas from the literature. No evidence of plagiarism. Adherence to APA style no errors in text or reference list Citations are appropriately placed to help the reader learn more about key ideas.
6 Presentation and format Students organise information collected and communicate knowledge, understanding and the process used to generate it.
HD Clear, concise and logical presentation of information takes the reader on a journey through the essay. Professional language is used throughout (no spelling/ Grammatical or word-choice errors. The Essay stays on topic. All information is presented in the most appropriate format. The essay is effectively structured at each level (whole document, sections and paragraphs). There is a smooth flow of information, without repetition or gaps.