Watch these two brief video clips. The interactions between these patients and their healthcare providers reveal a great deal about problems and opportunities in cross-cultural healthcare.
Watch each of them in their entirety before attempting the assignment.
http://freevideolectures.com/Course/120/Patient-communication/1# (approx. 9 minutes)
http://freevideolectures.com/Course/120/Patient-communication/2 (approx. 7 minutes)
Write a 2- to 3-page essay that addresses the following questions:
- In terms of communicating with patients of different cultures, what did the health professionals in the video clips do well?
- To what extent do you think cultural beliefs, values, and traditions may impact health education efforts? Provide examples of negative and positive impacts that apply to the case studies from the video.
- Based on the video, what would you suggest to health professionals who want to improve their cross-cultural communication skills with clients or patients?
- To earn full credit, review all required background materials and ensure that your paper meets these standards:
LENGTH: Your paper should be typed and double-spaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font, and meet the exact number of pages (2-3) specified in the assignment instructions.
COVER PAGE: Copy the exact assignment onto your cover page (the actual questions or task).
REFERENCES: Cite your references in the text of all papers and on the reference list at the end. For examples, review the way the references are listed in the modules and on the background reading list.
PRECISION: Each question of the assignment is specifically addressed in the paper.
CLARITY: The paper reads clearly (i.e., it is not confusing) and is well-structured. Subheadings are used to guide the reader.
BREADTH: The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the questions of the assignment (multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered, as appropriate).
DEPTH: The paper presents points that lead to a deeper understanding of the matters and/or issues being discussed and integrates several points into coherent conclusions.
EVIDENCE: Statements and points are well-supported with facts or statistics, and references.
CRITICAL THINKING: Set aside personal biases and instead approach the subject matter using available scholarly evidence. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of competing arguments/perspectives on this topic. Having read these scholarly sources, make a judgment as to the merit of the arguments presented therein.
APA style with in-text citations, and 3 references