Introduces the richness and uniqueness of the patterns of diverse cultural groups; emphasis is placed on the commonalities and differences among persons of various cultural backgrounds.
Course Number: 705:202
Course Title: Culture, Health & Lifestyle
Semester Credit: 3
Restrictions: Must be admitted to RN to BS in Nursing Program
This course will examine the effects of cultural and lifestyle differences on health from the human, rather than biological, viewpoint, through the perspective and role of the professional nurse. Discussions will encompass cultural, social, economic, ethnic, and religious perspectives on health behaviors, disease, coping and healing. Using information as background, the course will focus on interventions for health promotion across the lifespan to promote health and prevent illness, disability and premature death in the US.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Define social determinants and their relationships to health.
2. Describe the ways in which various Health Belief Models influence health behaviors and health outcomes.
3. Explain how language similarities and differences within and among cultures affect the communication process.
4. Describe the complex interactions among culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, developmental age, and other group identifiers as they relate to health, health behaviors and health promotion.
5. Apply beginning knowledge and assessment techniques for health promotion for the
major health issues facing different populations in order to design programs that meet
the needs of those populations.
6. Describe the impact personal values, ethics and cultural norms have on patterns of interaction between and among health care providers and patients.
7. Explore the role of public health policies and agencies to promote current and future trends in health promotion and the prevention of illness, disability and premature death in the US.
Recommended Study Materials:
Spector, R. E. (2013). Cultural diversity in health and illness (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN-10: 0132840065; ISBN-13: 9780132840064 ($80.80)