Grand Canyon Transcultural Diversity and Health Care Paper

Grand Canyon University

Question Description

There are two papers needed to be written

First paper:


The ability to communicate, interact with different cultures, and think critically is essential in the medical field. The interactive media scenario you will use for this assignment illustrates a situation that could easily arise when working in health care. To complete this assignment:

  1. Go to the "Allied Health Community" media link:
  2. Click "Enter" to begin.
  3. Click on the box that says "SCENARIOS."
  4. Click on "View Scenario" for the "Critical Decision Making for Providers."
  5. Examine how the described problem might happen in your facility and the impact it could have. Work through this situation by examining allof the choices presented in the scenario.
  6. When you get to the end of the scenarios, one scenario will have the word "Transcultural" on the top right corner. Click on "Transcultural." Read the scenario and answer the four questions that are provided.

Second paper:


Diversity has a significant influence on health care. Studying transcultural health care helps health professionals understand different cultures in order to provide holistic and individualized health care. Review the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, including the theory, framework and 12 domains. Write 750-1,000 word paper exploring the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence. Include the following:

  1. Explain the theory and organizational framework of the Purnell Model, and discuss its relevance to transcultural health care.
  2. Describe Purnell's 12 domains of culture, and assess how each of these domains plays an active role in the diversity of health care in your specific field.
  3. Discuss how this model can be applied when working with different cultures in order to become a more culturally competent health care provider.
  4. Cite at least three references, including the course textbook.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Reading material: Chapter 1 Transcultural Diversity and Health Care 3

Chapter 2 The Purnell Model for Cultural Competence 15

Read "Becoming a Culturally Competent Health Practitioner in the Delivery of Culturally Safe Care: A Process Oriented Approach," by Duke, Connor, and McEldowney, from Journal of Cultural Diversity (2009).

Organizational Cultural Competence in Community Health and Social Service Organizations - How to Conduct a Self-Assessment

Read "Organizational Cultural Competence in Community Health and Social Service Organizations: How to Conduct a Self-Assessment," by Olavarria, Beaulac, Belanger, Young, and Aubry, from Journal of Cultural Diversity (2009).

Understanding Cultural and Linguistic Barriers to Health Literacy

Read "Understanding Cultural and Linguistic Barriers to Health Literacy," by Singleton and Krause, from Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (2009).

Allied Health Community

View the "Allied Health Community" media piece to complete the Topic 1 assignment.

Final Answer



Transcultural Diversity and Health Care


Transcultural diversity and health care
Risk management

Issues of lateness amongst healthcare practitioners are common in the workplace.
However, these issues might arise as a result of various causes, some of which are avoidable
while others are not. Similar to Mike’s case as described in the critical decision-making
scenario, issues such as accidents are beyond one’s control, which means that at times
lateness can be avoided. One may also be late to work as a result of other unprecedented
factors such as illness or other urgent needs. At the same time, they may occur as a result of
distractions that might occur within the workplace. In Mike’s case, for example, he faces a
dilemma on whether to first address a spill on the floor while at the same time knowing that
this could lead to late reporting in his designated duties. Similarly, such cases may occur in
the healthcare where a practitioner on their way to the designated section comes across
misplaced items, say needles and drugs.

As described in the above case in the healthcare facility, whether one chooses to first
address the current issue or waits for someone else to do it while going ahead to report to their
designated sections has its ramifications on both the individual and the facility. On one way,
the practitioner could choose to first have the items collected. However, this could lead to
lateness in their duties and, owing to the critical nature of healthcare, there might be
complexities threatening the well-being of the patients that one serves as well as the
performance of the departments. On the other hand, the practitioner could leave the needles
and drugs lying in their place and proceed to their duties, which could pose a threat to those
within the facility and particularly if children or patients have access to the area. As noted by
Lee, Beanland, Goeman, Johnson … Elliott (2015), the purpose such complexities and
ramifications that may arise as a result of negligence or poor coordination in the healthcare


facility are the reasons that these facilities have a clear demarcation of duties. In my case,
however, I would first address the present need by moving the needles and drugs to a safe
place and then proceeding to my area of work. If this might lead to confrontation by my
superiors, I would then proceed to explain the scenario. After all, it is the duty of practitioners
to offer holistic services and address all the needs within the health including those meant to
improve the health of the patients as well as those that might pose a threat. Further, the facility
should be risk-free.

Transcultural diversity

This scenario involves a patient ...

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