Paper instructions:
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.

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.
How did each group or individual perceive the dilemma? (Present both sides, objectively.)
Identify the conflicting values and belief systems held by each group.
What data was missing—what information did the health care providers not have about the patient’s culture?
Next, define culturally congruent care.


Headings are highly suggested:

Describe an Ethical Dilemma (Centered)

Perception of Dilemma (Centered)

Presentation of both sides of issue (level two heading – Left justified)

Conflicting values and belief system held by both sides (level two heading – left justified)

Define Culturally Congruent Care (Centered)

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)

Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines. Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.

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