NUR1111 Global Health And Cultural Competence In Nursing And Midwifery Practice

Assignment

Using peer reviewed literature and other acceptable and reliable resources including, but not limited to: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and/or SBS Cultural Atlas, compare and contrast the health beliefs and related practices of your culture with another culture and  explore the implications of this for healthcare in a culturally competent health care system.

1.Define culture and cultural competence. Describe why cultural competence is an important attribute of professional Nurses and Midwives.

2.Describe the beliefs your culture has about health, disease prevention and treatment. Consider and discuss a wide range of health beliefs that impact on your culture.  Where appropriate, discuss any health-related cultural practices which are associated with these beliefs. Provide specific examples from your personal knowledge and your research where relevant 

3.Describe the beliefs your comparative culture has about health, disease prevention and treatment. Consider and discuss a wide range of health beliefs that impact on the comparative culture.  Where appropriate, discuss any health-related cultural practices which are associated with these beliefs. Provide specific examples from your research where relevant.

4.Compare and contrast the health beliefs and practices of the two cultures.

5.Identify and discuss the implications of the contrasting beliefs and practices described above indicting how these may influence the practice of nurses and midwives in Australia.

6.Describe the characteristics of a culturally competent health care system.   Discuss at least two (2) evidence-based interventions, strategies and/or policies used to increase the cultural competence of the health care workforce and/or the health care system.

7.Conclusion: Summarise the main points of your essay, link to the introduction.