HLT 324V Week 1 Discussion 1
Describe the concept of “variant characteristics of culture.” Which characteristics can change and which cannot? Is equality for variant cultures typically supported in the United States? Provide examples to support your statement.
HLT324V Week 1 Discussion 2
How does cultural competency occur? What can one do to become culturally aware? Describe an effective approach to using The Purnell Model when working with subcultures (immigration status, gender, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, educational status, etc.).
HLT 324V Week 2 Discussion 1
From your readings, which cultural difference would be most challenging for you to understand? Why? How would you prepare to work with individuals from this culture in order to respect their culture?
HLT324V Week 2 Discussion 2
If health care practitioners cannot communicate to the patients in their language, how important is it to find a translator? Whose problem is it, the health care provider’s or the patient’s? Why?
HLT 324V Week 3 Discussion 1
From the 10 select cultural groups you selected for the High-Risk Nutritional Practices assignment, briefly explain an unusual high-risk practice and how it impacts your role as a medical professional.
HLT324V Week 3 Discussion 2
What factors influencing nutritional practices in the United States could be changed to improve health?
HLT 324V Week 4 Discussion 1
Describe the spectrum of death and dying rituals and practices. Why are death and dying rituals so significant?
HLT324V Week 4 Discussion 2
What death and dying practices are contrary to your personal beliefs or chosen religious values? How will you support a patient’s death and dying rituals and practices, and still honor your own?
HLT 324V Week 5 Discussion 1
If you were caring for a child who could be cured if given blood transfusions, but whose parents refused permission to give the transfusions due to religious beliefs, what would you do?
HLT324V Week 5 Discussion 2
Some parents are refraining from giving certain immunizations to their children. How will this affect diseases in the United States in the future? How as medical professionals can we embrace these nontraditional practices?