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Cultural sensitivity and health care

For this assignment you will write a rough draft of a compare-and-contrast essay on the topic of cultural sensitivity and health care.

Valuing diversity in our patient population increases the effectiveness of nursing care, via culturally-sensitive health interventions, health

promotion, and disease prevention activities. Cross-cultural knowledge also allows nurses to educate their patients better, and to be accepted

by them more fully.

For this essay, select a culture other than your own, and discuss how widely-held beliefs about health and wellness in that culture may contrast

or compare with beliefs in your own culture.
You must use one or two outside resources from the internet, and you must demonstrate correct APA formatting for any quotations or data that you

cite from these sources.


750 – 1000 words (6-7 paragraphs, including introduction with thesis statement, body paragraphs, and conclusion)
Double spaced
Title page
References page
Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer.

For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided

by your instructor.

Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Submit Assignment” in the upper

right corner. Click on “Browse,” browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to

the Browse button. Enter your comments, if any, in the Comments area. Click on “Submit Assignment.”


This course has Turnitin fully integrated into the course dropbox. This means that you should only submit your assignments to the dropbox below.

Please do not submit your assignment directly to

Once submitted, your assignment will be evaluated by Turnitin® automatically. You will be able to view an Originality Report within minutes of

your first submission that will show how much of your work has been identified as similar too other sources such as websites, textbooks, or

other student papers. Use your Originality Report as a learning tool to identify areas of your assignment that you may not have cited

appropriately. You may resubmit your assignment through this dropbox as many times as you need to check to see if you have made improvements,

until the due date of the assignment. However, once you have made your first submission, you will need to wait 24 hours after each subsequent

submission to receive a new Originality Report. Plan accordingly as you draft your assignment. Once the due date has passed, your assignment

submission will be considered final.

Last Updated on February 6, 2018

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