Introduction to basic transcultural nursing concepts. Areas of focus include self assessment of cultural biases; differentiation between the terms, culture, ethnicity, cultural diversity, minority, and race; and specific transcultural concepts with regard to nursing practice. Components of a thorough cultural assessment are discussed. Emphasis on cultural issues including the differences in communication, use of personal space, social organization, time, environmental control, and biological variations. Special nursing issues include a comparison in pain response, gender differences, childbearing, and child-rearing practices between certain cultures. Nursing interventions are examined to enhance the nurse's ability to provide culturally sensitive and appropriate individualized nursing care. Intensive emphasis on written and oral communication skills. (Cultural Diversity) Scheduled by Special Arrangement.
3 Credits: 3 Lecture