advocacy and its role in cultural diversity 2

Overview 1

First, read chapters 14 and 15, in your textbook, Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care.

Then, answer the following questions:

  1. Describe ethical dilemmas associated with the current state of population health and health disparities.
  2. Discuss the cultural underpinnings supporting pros and cons of health care reform and the Affordable Care Act in the United States.
  3. Explain how the principles of social justice and human rights protection reduce health disparities.


  • Initial Post: Minimum of two (2) total references: one (1) from required course materials and one (1) from peer-reviewed references.

Words Limits

  • Initial Post: Minimum 200 words excluding references (approximately one (1)

Overview 2

This week you will examine how to be a patient advocate for all individuals, particularly those who are from a different culture than your own.

  1. First, consider an ethical dilemma that you have encountered in your own nursing practice—choose one that was caused by a misunderstanding between people from different cultures. Describe that situation clearly.
  2. How did each group or individual perceive the dilemma? (Present both sides, objectively.)
  3. Identify the conflicting values and belief systems held by each group.
  4. What data was missing—what information did the health care providers not have about the patient’s culture?
  5. Next, define culturally congruent care
  • References

Minimum of four (4) total references: two (2) references from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information)

7. Number of Pages/Words

Unless otherwise specified all papers should have a minimum of 600 words (approximately 2.5 pages) excluding the title and reference pages.