For this assignment, you will perform a cultural assessment of yourself.  Your cultural self-assessment should include:

  • Worldview
    • Brief, Simple
    • How do you see your place in the world?
  • Ethnohistory
    • What makes you a “culturally unique individual?”
    • Family and Social History
    • Follow ancestry back as far as you can, but be brief, this is not a family tree
  • Giger and Davidhizar’s 6 Cultural Phenomena:
    • Communication
    • Space
    • Social Organization
    • Time
    • Environmental Control
    • Biological Variations.
  • Professional and Generic Care Beliefs and Practices
    • What does it mean to be in good health?
    • Do you use home remedies, folk medicine?
    • Any foods that are taboo?
  • Generic and Specific Nursing Care Factors
    • How would you like to be treated by nurses?
    • What does it mean to you to be “in good health”?
    • What would be stressful to you about hospitalization, how could this be improved?
    • What is good nursing care?

Cultural assessment should be typed, double-spaced and 12 font.  This assignment is in narrative form.  Please organize each section using the headings provided above.  Total length should be a minimum of 3 pages, not including the title page or reference page.

Grading Rubric

Body organization-0-100 points

Body fluency-0-50 points

Body mechanics-0-30 points

Appearance-0-20 points

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