NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

Guidelines for Course Project Milestone 1:

Interviewee Profile


The purpose of the Course Project is to give the student the opportunity to apply concepts in transcultural nursing by conducting a transcultural nursing assessment. NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

The purpose of Milestone 1 is to identify an adult who is not a relative who is willing to be interviewed for a transcultural nursing assessment, and to secure the instructor’s approval for the interview. Note: the actual interview does not occur until Milestone 3. It is not a purpose for this assignment.

Course Outcomes

The completion of the Course Project enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes. CO#1: Identify theories, concepts, and beliefs related to transcultural nursing. (PO#1)

CO#2: Communicate effectively with culturally diverse individuals, families, and organizations. (PO #3) NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

Healthcare Needs of a Specific Minority Group (graded)

Describe the healthcare needs of a minority group in your city or town.

Briefly describe the characteristics of the minority group.

What opportunities do you see for improving the health of this group?

How would you communicate their healthcare needs to people of authority? Use titles instead of names to identify these individuals.

What is the role of the BSN-prepared nurse in enhancing communication skills related to cultural needs of this minority population? NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

Common Illnesses and the Use of CAM

Our patients come to us after exploring various avenues of self-help. At times, these avenues involve the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Select a common (or not so common) illness/ or condition that affects a specific ethnic group/ or cultural group or vulnerable population.

1. Name the condition/ or illness and the group/ or population.

2. Identify two (2) CAM therapies that patients are likely to try before seeking (or in addition to) allopathic, osteopathic, or ayurvedic medical intervention for the illness or /condition. NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

3. Discuss the effectiveness of each therapy you identified.

4. Describe how you would answer an individual who asks you for your professional advice about the use of these CAM therapies.

Note: Do not discuss an illness/ or condition about which a classmate has already posted. The diversity will lead to a more robust discussion. There are many examples you may discuss, including sickle- cell disease in African Americans, constipation in the elderly people, or the use of Reiki for mental and emotional healing by Japanese people. Think of others from your practice settings or prelicensure experiences. NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent


  explore how residential patterns affect intergroup relations. You will use research approaches such as observation and secondary data analysis to further understand your community. Remember, you should conduct the observation (Step 2 below) on the same locale for which you completed the demographic report in your Week Three assignment (Step 1 below). Step 1: Using Secondary Data

Use the data gathered on your chosen locality in the Week Three assignment, “Demographic Report,” and implement any feedback from your instructor into your paper. If more data is needed, use demographic data from the latest census (available online using the US Census American FactFinder and identify the various social and economic characteristics (i.e., education, population, housing, race, class, etc.) of this locale. You can also check government websites for your state, county or city for data. Present your findings in two to three pages of the paper. NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

Step 2: Using an Observational Study
Next, spend 30 to 60 minutes observing your community. Go to a central place in your town such as the center of the city, a major landmark, or you can drive or walk to different areas and observe for a few minutes. Take notes of what you observe, including the types of people you see, the economic conditions, as well as the businesses or other institutions that are present. Based on your observations, what can you tell about the economic condition of the majority of people? Is the locale integrated or segregated? NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

In this step, consider the information you have gathered in Step 1 regarding social and economic characteristics, and identify whether it matches what you have recorded from your observation. Be sure to compare the data you gathered from your observations to what was found in the census data and make note if there are differences. Present your findings in one to two pages of the paper. NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

Step 3: Analysis and Reporting of Research
Analyze your data and present your responses in two to three pages in the paper:

Describe how segregated the neighborhoods are in your locality. Be sure to consider the various social inequality indicators: race, ethnicity, class, gender, and perhaps sexuality for some areas.

Indicate if there are policies, practices, or specific circumstances that have created and maintained these patterns. NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

Here are some examples of aspects to consider: Historically, has there always been racial segregation or not? Was it traditionally an area of immigration from a certain ethnic region? Is there an LGBT community? Was it an industrial area that had a strong working class community, or is it a technology area with highly educated citizens? Have there been efforts to desegregate or plans in the future? NR 391 Week 3 Course Project Milestone 1 Recent

In Chapter 1 and throughout the text, you have explored several sociological theoretical perspectives. Indicate which theoretical perspective best presents your analysis of your locality. Describe why you have chosen this theoretical perspective and ensure you include detail on which theorist’s work is most representative.