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COURSE SYLLABUS

|Course Number |Course Title | |NU 304/HPR 308 |Tran cultural Concepts in Health and Illness |

|Fall Semester | Spring Semester |Summer Semester |Year | |XXXX | | |2012 |

|Name of Instructor | |Dr. Judith M. Clear PhD, R.N. |

|Meeting Day, Time, and Room Number | |Monday: 10:15-1:00 pm Ballston 503 | |Thursday 3:30-6:15 pm Room 2012 | |FINAL EXAM: Monday Section: Dec. 12 (Wed.) 9:00-11:30 Room 204 | |Thursday Section- Dec. 13 (Thursday) 3:00-5:30 Room 2012 |

|Office Hours/Phone | |Caruthers Hall 2026 | |703 284 1588 | |Monday 3:00-5:30 pm | |Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm |

|E-mail judith.clear@marymount.edu |

I. BROAD PURPOSE OF COURSE:
This course introduces the learner to Tran cultural theories, concepts, and principles prerequisite to the provision of culturally competent health care. Culturally competent health care is based on an awareness and utilization of Tran cultural knowledge and theories that help to explain the health care needs and responses of individuals and groups within the context of their culture and subcultures. The emphasis in this introductory course will be on the conduct of culturally competent health and wellness assessments based on the belief that no culture is either inferior or superior to another, that behavior needs to be evaluated in relation to the cultural context in which it occurs, and that respect, equality, and justice are basic rights for all cultural groups. In addition, the learner will be encouraged to confront personal cultural stereotyping and ethnocentrism and to examine the impact these beliefs can have on patient and client care, if left unexamined. Students are encouraged to see and utilize the best evidence available to organize and structure the knowledge base of Tran cultural health and wellness care.

The course is designed within the framework of the Marymount University undergraduate curriculum. The nursing component is based upon The American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice (2009). The focus of this combined framework provides students with clear direction that address patient values, communication, critical thinking, health care systems and policy, illness and disease management and information/health care technologies.

University Requirement: Global Perspective:
Students will:
A. Study and evaluate how culture shapes identity, development, values, assumptions, social interaction and health care practices by the study of selected cultural groups. B. Develop the ability to communicate and interact successfully with people from cultures other than their own by exploring the communication patterns of different cultures.

II. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected to: A. Analyze selected frameworks used in Tran...
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