Multicultural Practice

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Course Description:
This course is a comparative analytical approach to the study of communication, current problems, issues, health care beliefs, values, and practices of different systems and cultural norms as they affect health care practices. Additionally, the student will focus upon institutional health care practices that conflict with ethnic or cultural communication related to standards and values systems.


Course Details


Gregory Riley, MSN RN


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Andrews, M., Boyle, J. & Collins, J. (2020) Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (8th ed.), Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,
ISBN:  9781975110673


Assignment/course outline:

Unit I: Introduction to Multicultural Practice

Unit 2: Patterns of Communication

Unit 3: Nutritional, Childbearing and Childrearing Considerations

Unit 4: Cultural Values

Unit 5: Ethics, Culture-Bound Syndromes, and International Nursing

Unit 6: Conclusion of Course

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

N1. Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication within a variety of health care contexts.

N2. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to a diverse patient population.

N3. Demonstrate clinical judgement in the delivery of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.

N4. Demonstrate use of information and technology for nursing care.

N5. Will demonstrate professional practice as defined by the State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice for the registered nurse.

Healthy People 2030

National Patient Safety Goals

ACEN Standards


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Demonstrate knowledge of multicultural health care problems and issues.

Analyze sociocultural behavior in relation to time, space, role, touch, communication, and language.

Compare health care patterns of selected cultural groups.

Compare differences in the sociocultural background of the health care provider.

Compare cultural and personal values of health care providers and clients from different cultures.

N1-N6 for all

Writing Assignments, Projects (for all learning outcomes)


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will provide regular and substantive feedback to students to assist students with completing a scholarly paper, a teaching project, and unit 4 assignments. The instructor assigns quizzes and discussions based on readings from the textbook. The student will complete assigned readings with associated quizzes, submit an initial with cross-posts to the discussion board, and complete all assignments.


Alternate Grading Scale

This course uses an alternate grading system that differs from the college-wide grading scale. The following scale indicates a student's standing in the course:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less

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