Interview someone from a different cultural background than your own to learn how he or she perceives illness, including the meaning, causes, treatment, and feelings associated with both acute and chronic illnesses. Determine how his or her culture tends to view nurses. In your discussion:
Discuss how the perceptions of the interviewee influence his or her health behavior, including when he or she seeks help and the type of practitioner he or she consults.
Describe how his or her perceptions differ from your own.
Describe the strategies you could employ to promote the delivery of culturally competent care.
Which philosophy/conceptual framework/theory/middle-range theory describes nursing in the way you think about it? Discuss how you could utilize the philosophy/conceptual framework/theory/middle-range theory to organize your thoughts for critical thinking and decision making in nursing practice.
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